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Thread: Can new FG/Labour Gov. Last the full term.

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    Default Can new FG/Labour Gov. Last the full term.

    Having a look at the personalities that would be contenders for a FG/Labour cabinet makes for some serious doubts that a FG/Labour coalition could last. Vlad Varadkar is still spouting on about cutting 15,000 PS jobs. Labours plans for a state intervention and regulation proposals for the housing market will raise some eyebrows in FG. The unions in the PS will defend the croke park agreement (some any way) and SIPTU still have some influence over Labour. The right wing hawks in FG won't be shy about cutting social welfare and community services. Just does'nt bode well for the country, further instability, more uncertainty, investors remaining cautious.Oh, and has any FG/Labour coalition actually lasted the full term,??

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    An FF/FG coalition is the only answer.
    "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor", Desmond Tutu

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    Well the 80's gave us one shockingly bad FG/Labour coalition and the 90's gave us one good one .... so take your pick on the next

    Both (like all governments) had to deal with what they were given , in the 80's they made a bad situation worse and in the 90's a good situation better

    Personally I cant see nor have I heard any indication that, Labour especially are willing to make the necessary hard decisions, decisions that are going to reduce everyones standard of living

    Excellent piece in the IT last week about Banks being a media sideshow to the real problem of our spending deficit
    While some of this will necessitate tax increases, it will (or should) result in us no longer having the best paid healthcare workers , Esb workers , Teachers ,Lecturers and PS lower and middle management in the EU (to name but a few)

    So essentially the next Labour Government will need to face down the PS unions and various vested inerests that finance their party , bring the low paid into the tax net and reduce public spending - often in siocially sensitive areas

    Id be suprised to see it lasting 3 years TBH

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    The 70's government lasted for four + years and went to the country seeking re-election. The 90's government although shortlived also went to the public united seeking a new mandate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brughahaha View Post
    Well the 80's gave us one shockingly bad FG/Labour coalition and the 90's gave us one good one .... so take your pick on the next

    Both (like all governments) had to deal with what they were given , in the 80's they made a bad situation worse and in the 90's a good situation better

    Personally I cant see nor have I heard any indication that, Labour especially are willing to make the necessary hard decisions, decisions that are going to reduce everyones standard of living

    Excellent piece in the IT last week about Banks being a media sideshow to the real problem of our spending deficit
    While some of this will necessitate tax increases, it will (or should) result in us no longer having the best paid healthcare workers , Esb workers , Teachers ,Lecturers and PS lower and middle management in the EU (to name but a few)

    So essentially the next Labour Government will need to face down the PS unions and various vested inerests that finance their party , bring the low paid into the tax net and reduce public spending - often in siocially sensitive areas

    Id be suprised to see it lasting 3 years TBH
    3 years is at least 5 very hard budgets to get the Right wing of FG and the left of Labour to agree. I think a lot of them realise that, but the draw of power is too much. Moan Burton in Dublin West is a good example, she's 68/69 years old and should be really bowing out but the prospect of a ministerial seat and pension is obviously too much.

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    All international markets care about is that we are cutting our deficit and that the economy is showing signs of recovery.

    Both parties have signed up to the EU instructed deficit cutting plan so that is in order.

    The largest issues will be negotiated in a new “Programme for Government” just like FF and the Greens did. There will be arguments about the detail but in the main they will agree on a convoluted document.

    They agree in such areas as universal healthcare and that government department budgets need to be redone on the basis of need rather than the same amount as you got last year.

    They will have a significant majority with 90 to 100 TDs which will be a much more stable outfit than the current shower of renegades and gombeens.

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