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    JoeHickey JoeHickey is offline

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    Limerick City General Election

    Who will the candidates be?

    Limerick City (4): (Confirmed so far by Adrian Kavanagh - I'll update here as he does )

    (Michael Noonan has confirmed to the Limerick Leader that he intends to contest the general election. The Limerick Leader has reported that Fianna Fail are expected to run just one candidate – Willie O’Dea – in this constituency at the next general election.)

    So who will run for

    FG Micheal Noonan
    FF Willie O'Dea
    Labour
    SF
    Ind
    AAA / SP
    PBPA?

    any other parties/indo etc people might post and we can build
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    I'd be surprised if FF only ran 1 Candidate in Limerick City, surely they'd pick up votes from FG and run a 2nd candidate unless of course WOD's ego is so big that he must top the poll at all costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devoutcapitalist View Post
    unless of course WOD's ego is so big that he must top the poll at all costs.
    It is - and I doubt he tops the poll.

    And for clarification - the Anti-Austerity Alliance will run a candidate - the Socialist Party will not be standing a candidate independently of the AAA
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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    It is - and I doubt he tops the poll.

    And for clarification - the Anti-Austerity Alliance will run a candidate - the Socialist Party will not be standing a candidate independently of the AAA
    Is it because they know the voters have "the Socialist Party" sussed but the voters are still been fooled by the AAA?
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    realistic - go back to trolling on the other thread
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    FF will run 2 I am sure. I work the night shift their and hear a small bit about it but as its a warehouse not that much interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    realistic - go back to trolling on the other thread
    Nah, I get a kick out of telling people the truth about the AAA(Socialist party) and how they are using the working people to make nice careers for themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    Nah, I get a kick out of telling people the truth about the AAA(Socialist party) and how they are using the working people to make nice careers for themselves.
    go for it - we will happily let our actions speak for themselves - will you do the same about Sinn Fein's austerity programme in the North?
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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    go for it - we will happily let our actions speak for themselves - will you do the same about Sinn Fein's austerity programme in the North?
    You are spot on and your actions will lead to a lot of disillusioned voters, who will probably become totally disillusioned with politics.

    SF have an election to face soon and if they are implementing austerity, they will face the consequences. How would the AAA perform in SFs position? Would they collapse power sharing? Is complete direct rule from the UK, the end game for the AAA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    SF have an election to face soon and if they are implementing austerity, they will face the consequences. How would the AAA perform in SFs position? Would they collapse power sharing? Is complete direct rule from the UK, the end game for the AAA?
    Given the fact that elections in the North are a sectarian headcount I doubt there will be little change - it will be interesting to see what impact the dissidents will make in deprived working class communities in Catholic areas as disillusionment with the 'peace process' grows alongside growing austerity.

    As regards 'direct rule' and 'Executive rule' - there is diddly-squat difference - both result in austerity, privatisation and tax cuts for the rich. The only thing that SF have to campaign on these days are flags and parades and the nonsense that is 'parity of esteem' (the reality is an equality of poverty). The austerity of the Tories cannot be stopped by backroom deals and new agreements and a little less austerity here and there - the cuts can be stopped by building opposition in workplaces, in communities and on the streets - the cuts can be stopped by working class people in the North linking up with working class people in the South, in Britain and on the continent,

    The election of SYRIZA - irrespective of whether the leadership will directly challenge the rule of the financial markets - will open up new and significant developments on the left. It will assist in growing continent wide austerity movements and it will encourage working class people to take to the streets and become activists. If Sinn Fein stood up to the Tories instead of implementing austerity, they could act as a beacon for working class people all over Europe in showing that people can reject austerity and can fight back. However, that is and never was a realistic prospect for Sinn Fein - SF are a nationalist party, not a left party, SF are a cross class alliance who are programmed by their nature to compromise with imperialism and capitalism - and this austerity programme is a demonstration that SF are incapable of breaking out of their nationalist straight-jacket.
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