Here's the National Debt:
FinanceDublin.com - Irish Debt Clock
The FF-led government has a wafer-thin majority, there is doubt about the support of a number of non-whip-holding or independent TDs who are backed FF to date...
Three by-elections are due.
An election will happen sooner rather than later.
FF support is sliding downwards, or has bottomed out at an historically low base at best.
Surely this means the pressure will mount pre-budget to not really do anything about the out-of-control (not manageable) national debt and bank bailouts.
The resources aren't there to buy the electorate to the extent that was done pre 2007, but the conditions are there to let everything slide and not really tackle the debt.
We are borrowing money and... who exactly is receiving the money going to Anglo and NIB? (Still haven't that sussed!!)
So will FF let everything slide and try to be all things to all men, especially those who voted for them and financed them the last time out (over 60s, property developers, the civil service etc.).
In other words, will FF continue to be FF and continue to throw our money into the Celtic Fire?