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    Default Is a FG led coalition with FF now on the cards ?

    If Labour up the candidates they are running this could be the result

    Quote Originally Posted by dotski_w_ View Post
    As I said elsewhere, today's poll would appear likely to produce the following results if it came to pass;

    LP 67
    FG 54
    FF 39
    SF 1
    GP 0
    OTH 5

    TV3 Poll 23/09/10 Irish Polling Report

    If that came to pass, would it be a great surprise if Kenny failed to agree a programme for govt with LP, and formed one with new FF leader Lenihen, who'd continue as Finance Minister (in the national interest, of course...)
    Then Labour could gladly let the above happen, and as John McGurk says even if they got slightly less seats than FG, they could still take the visionary step of spurning FG and creating a seismic realignment

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    No.

    A Labour/FF coalition supported by public sector unions is much more likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    If Labour up the candidates they are running this could be the result



    Then Labour could gladly let the above happen, and as John McGurk says even if they got slightly less seats than FG, they could still take the visionary step of spurning FG and creating a seismic realignment

    Would Labour choose Government, or realignment? : John McGuirk

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    I presume that's the first time anyone has quoted my blog and John McGuirk's in the same post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotski_w_ View Post
    I presume that's the first time anyone has quoted my blog and John McGuirk's in the same post?
    We are in truly historical territory !


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    Quote Originally Posted by White Horse View Post
    No.

    A Labour/FF coalition supported by public sector unions is much more likely.
    I think you're underestimating Kenny's aptitude for survival. And lenny would prefer his chances of running the show with Kenny as Taoiseach over Gilmore.

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    No. FG have definitively ruled out any form of government with FF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    No. FG have definitively ruled out any form of government with FF.
    But would FG support Gilmore as Taoiseach if Lp had more seats, and a FG/FF coalition was mathematically possible? (I'm not asking if you think this is a likely GE outcome, I'm just asking if you think that FG would support LP in those circumstances)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    No. FG have definitively ruled out any form of government with FF.
    Link??

    I know Labour have...although there are many that do not believe it.
    But I do not recall an FG statement on this.
    Am, of course, open to correction...with a link!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    Link??

    I know Labour have...although there are many that do not believe it.
    But I do not recall an FG statement on this.
    Am, of course, open to correction...with a link!!
    If FG are jumped by Labour ?

    After the GE if Labour says we won't go into government with either party unless we get Taoiseach...

    Then if the public are favourably disposed in polls to FG/FF doing the right thing in the "national interest"

    In that scenario it would be very hard for FG to say "No we want another GE"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotski_w_ View Post
    But would FG support Gilmore as Taoiseach if Lp had more seats, and a FG/FF coalition was mathematically possible? (I'm not asking if you think this is a likely GE outcome, I'm just asking if you think that FG would support LP in those circumstances)
    Simple answer, I don't know.
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