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Thread: Does Leo Varadkar think there is going to be a general election soon?

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    Default Does Leo Varadkar think there is going to be a general election soon?

    He is sending out letters to people who are not in his constituency telling them what a great guy he is. At the next election, due to boundary changes, he will be looking for votes from them, but isn't this supposed to be years away?

    http://irishelectionliterature.files.../varadkar.jpeg

    Also, is he actually allowed to send letters on Leinster House paper to people who aren't his constituents?

    I would have thought this was using state resources for electioneering, which is not supposed to happen.

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    Whatever about whether he's allowed to, it doesn't indicate an election any time soon.

    Politicians don't just campaign at election time, especially if they are new Constituents. He will want to have his name recogised and a profile built well before any election is called.

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    Nah. You are forgetting a defining feature of Leo. His aim.

    He shoots all over the place. And frequently he shoots both barrells at both feet.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Heligoland View Post
    He is sending out letters to people who are not in his constituency telling them what a great guy he is. At the next election, due to boundary changes, he will be looking for votes from them, but isn't this supposed to be years away?

    http://irishelectionliterature.files.../varadkar.jpeg

    Also, is he actually allowed to send letters on Leinster House paper to people who aren't his constituents?

    I would have thought this was using state resources for electioneering, which is not supposed to happen.
    I see nothing in that letter that indicates an imminent GE; boundary changes like this are a long game for sitting TDs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heligoland View Post
    He is sending out letters to people who are not in his constituency telling them what a great guy he is. At the next election, due to boundary changes, he will be looking for votes from them, but isn't this supposed to be years away?

    http://irishelectionliterature.files.../varadkar.jpeg

    Also, is he actually allowed to send letters on Leinster House paper to people who aren't his constituents?

    I would have thought this was using state resources for electioneering, which is not supposed to happen.
    Thats not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Nah. You are forgetting a defining feature of Leo. His aim.

    He shoots all over the place. And frequently he shoots both barrells at both feet.
    Whats your nickname for him?

    Leo bondholderkar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heligoland View Post
    He is sending out letters to people who are not in his constituency telling them what a great guy he is. At the next election, due to boundary changes, he will be looking for votes from them, but isn't this supposed to be years away?

    http://irishelectionliterature.files.../varadkar.jpeg

    Also, is he actually allowed to send letters on Leinster House paper to people who aren't his constituents?

    I would have thought this was using state resources for electioneering, which is not supposed to happen.
    You clearly know nothing about politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Nah. You are forgetting a defining feature of Leo. His aim.

    He shoots all over the place. And frequently he shoots both barrells at both feet.
    Yeah... you're probably right... he's said some pretty dumb stuff on more than one occasion...

    Then again, we can't claim we want the truth from our TDs and then lambast them when they tell us stuff we don't want to hear...

    Personally I'd prefer to be told what's what instead of being patronised with constant bullsh!t and spin...

    I also get the impression there's a generational gap in FG and if the old tossers just f***ed off like they should that the younger generation would be a lot more decisive about things like the CPA, the bank debts, promissory notes and 'establishment' reforms etc...

    It's about time Kenny's generation p!ssed off... imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Nah. You are forgetting a defining feature of Leo. His aim.

    He shoots all over the place. And frequently he shoots both barrells at both feet.
    He has put his full weight behind the group of FG Dublin TDs demanding the property tax be revisited. Noonan is not happy with Leo's stance and a meeting has been called to "sort it out". The group of TDs are saying that the property tax is not a property tax but just an unfair way of raising €500 million. Bondholder Noonan versus "Not another cent" Leo. Very interesting.

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    I live in his "new" area - we got a flyer in the door last week - the usual update stuff that the local TDs often send. Presume he's just getting himself into position for whenever the next election happens....

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