Just wondering if anyone out there wants a break from discussing polls and personalities for a while. As I see it, we will have a definite choice between the policies that will dominate the next govt. As far as I know, all the major parties have agreed to cut 3 billion from the deficit. My understanding is that FG prefer cuts to current spending rather than raising taxes. Labour, I think want to do a bit of both but since they also want to protect everyone, it looks like they favour more taxes.
I think all parties agree that reducing unemployment is the key to recovery but none of them have a specific plan - Labour believe their State Bank will be a key, FG have plans on selling some of the semi states. It seems most likely that we will have a combination of Labour & FG and I think its reasonable that the larger of the two will set the tone of the govt - coalitions generally being a compromise. Since we will have to deal with the consequence of our choice, should we start to consider a few likely policies?