The George Lee fiasco is turning into an unseemly mess. The raging FG hacks and reps are spinning furiously to try and discredit Lee in an attempt to save Enda Kenny's hide. Everyone knows that Enda Kenny is a walking pr disaster, and FG either don't have the balls or an adequate replacement for him. No amount of spinning by FG hacks or the likes of Eoghan Harris is going to change this fact.
Harris it seems will spin for either FF or FG. It seems he's afraid that the current FG difficulties will allow Labour to make it a 3 way fight to become the biggest political party at the next GE. The possibility of Labour becoming the largest party is anathema to a conservative like Harris and he will say and spin absolutely anything in order to ensure that FF or FG continue as the biggest vote getters. Most importantly Harris is not alone in this task.
FF have been the largest party in power for too long, a change is needed that is clear. But it is equally clear that FG is not the answer. It is likely that FG will play a role in the next govt. however it is time for Labour to ensure that either FG or FF's role in the next govt. will be a surrogate one. The people of this country are educated enough now to see through the spin of the conservative hacks who spend all their working hours maintaining the status quo.
I firmly believe that the people of this country are ready to break the stranglehold of the FF/FG hegemony. The question is do Labour have what it takes to grab this opportunity and offer a real social and economic alternative to the conservative FF/FG block? For Labour I believe the opportunity is there now, they must begin to put some clear blue water between themselves and FG, and pull out all the stops in order to gain the most seats after the next GE.