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Thread: Cowen slaps down Gormley. Is an election imminent?

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    Default Cowen slaps down Gormley. Is an election imminent?

    Gormley was on RTE Radio1 at lunchtime pushing his naive notion of a National Government to put in place a 4 year economic plan. He claimed that Cowen was supportive of his position. Within minutes a clip of Cowen rubbishing the idea was played. Surely even the doormat Greens can't tolerate such a public humiliation. Is a general election imminent?

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    One would suspect that the wheels are off the coalition wagon.
    Is anyone in there actually communicating?
    Or is a Green brainfart responded to with a mumble of derision?
    Its only a chat, we ain't the world council.

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    The greens have been humiliated so often that I'd doubt one more humiliation would mean much to them. As long as they get their money, they're grand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo View Post
    Gormley was on RTE Radio1 at lunchtime pushing his naive notion of a National Government to put in place a 4 year economic plan. He claimed that Cowen was supportive of his position. Within minutes a clip of Cowen rubbishing the idea was played. Surely even the doormat Greens can't tolerate such a public humiliation. Is a general election imminent?
    You might think they would head for an election after such a humiliation, but when did you ever see a (organic free range) turkey vote for Christmas.

    If you apply the logic that the Greens have spouted, then in the absence of their proposal on such an important matter being entertained, they would be as honorable as they make out and go to the people.

    Yeah right....

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    Heres the future john -

    Cowen on News at One in 5 months time
    "A ban on Corporate donations? yeah we won't be going there"

    Next day Cowen is photographed at a coursing fundraiser..

    Give up the false mandate you ould fool - you have been ridden ragged by the laziest and stoopidest taoiseach of them all.
    ANGER IS A POLICY, GET OFF YOUR KNEES

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    The real sickener is that none of them will walk and some meaning statement will tell us they actually agree even though the cat knows they are hardly talking. We now have the Greens and Leo telling us what what consensus the next Dail will have to reach. At least Cowen and Gilmore have some sense.

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    At least the Greens got all their landmark decisions through the Dail before selling to country to bankers etc.

    Lord mayor, local gov, corporate donations, waste management, planning, public transport and education all secure. Oh no, wait. Where is that draft legislation again?

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    Surely if the Greens want to limit damage to their party come the next general election, they need to walk.

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    Interesting, the coalition has no mandate to set a 4 year budgetary strategy so to preserve a veneer of democracy a national government would prevent them going to the country.

    The bould Biffo has no such qualms about democracy of course and having to take advice from blueshirts would pain him enormously, which in itself might be fun to watch but for the preservation of democracy an election is essential before setting a 4 year budget in place

    As to the humiliation of the Greens, well they are FF's gimp @ this point, can't see what greater degradation they can endure, Shannon, Rossport, Tara and even confidence in wee willie - they're Brian's little pet at this point.
    So many lamp posts, so little rope.

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    They will stay until the bitter end.

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