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    I'm shamelessly lifting this from a piece Harry McGee has in the IT

    Labour fears come to pass - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 05, 2012

    At the height of the last GE campaign Labour, who were in full blown populist, say-anything-if-it-pulls-in-a-few-votes mode, suddenly turned their fire on FG - to deny them an overall majority. It was crazy stuff, because it was clear that Labour were going to choose to go into government with FG if the OM didn't materialise. And sure enough, it has come back to bite them:



    Harry McGee ticks the boxes on the amount of FG election promises that have been kept in this budget

    The tag line was that with Fine Gael, "every little hurts".

    What the advertisement did not explain was what the Labour Party have in store for you in Government.

    The answer to that was: exactly the same as Fine Gael have in store for you.

    For despite its warning to citizens, every single one of the six hikes in the advertisement have come to pass, or will come to pass in the next year or so.

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    Ouch.

    A balanced government - it's only fair

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    Cant believe that people fell for that Labour stunt

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    Cant believe that people fell for that Labour stunt
    unts is right.
    Somebody grab the script!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    Cant believe that people fell for that Labour stunt
    They were former FFailure voters.

    Gullible to the core.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    Cant believe that people fell for that Labour stunt
    Just like Quinn's public signed pledge to students. Desperate Labour desperate for votes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gimpanzee View Post
    I'm shamelessly lifting this from a piece Harry McGee has in the IT

    Labour fears come to pass - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 05, 2012

    At the height of the last GE campaign Labour, who were in full blown populist, say-anything-if-it-pulls-in-a-few-votes mode, suddenly turned their fire on FG - to deny them an overall majority. It was crazy stuff, because it was clear that Labour were going to choose to go into government with FG if the OM didn't materialise. And sure enough, it has come back to bite them:



    Harry McGee ticks the boxes on the amount of FG election promises that have been kept in this budget
    Coalition may have made sense if Labour could have actually provided a bulwark against base FF/FG instincts.

    They didn't/couldn't/wouldn't. Hardly a surprise. Part of the three-ring circus. Too many in the leadership who needed/fancied another lift in a ministerial car.

    Shortall got out in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    Cant believe that people fell for that Labour stunt
    They were DELUDED, Hammer, DELUDED!

    Delusional anyway.

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    Do Labour voters have any idea what Labour are for? I'm presuming at this stage they are purely the party of the wealthy public servants, what is the point of all these socialist pretenses? They obviously don't care for the lower paid, and they'll defend those on social welfare right up to the point where the choice is between cutting that or public sector pay, in which case we know what the outcome will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sport02 View Post
    Just like Quinn's public signed pledge to students. Desperate Labour desperate for access to state resources and power.
    Fixed that for ya.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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