Leo Varadkar was on Ivan Yates' Newstalk programme this morning. He spoke of the "Eamon & Joan show". He said what they are saying is not honest - no tax increases, no spending cuts etc. He said that after an election the real Labour will have to stand up and that hopefully that will be the Labour of Quinn, Sherlock and Rabitte.
A political journalist stated that he had interviewed Gilmore and after a number of minutes of Gilmore saying what he wouldn't do the journalist had listed these things all back to him - no tax increases except top1%, no spending cuts etc etc - and Gilmore said yes to the list.
Varadkar surely has a point when he says that Eamon Gilmore & Joan Burton are being dishonest. Obviously Fianna Fail need to be removed from power at next election but the opposition parties should be honest about what they will do. At present, Labour are not being honest.
Interesting to hear Varadkar attacking Gilmore & Burton and will be interesting to see how vicious the battle between FG and Labour gets in the run up to the next GE.
Finally, it is maybe understandable that Labour are not fully honest as some of the population are not the cleverest and believe that there doesn't have to be any hard calls made. It is a sad state of affairs but maybe you can't be honest and get elected.