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Thread: Where will the public sector vote move to after FG & Labour have cut their pay?

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    Default Where will the public sector vote move to after FG & Labour have cut their pay?

    So you're a public servant and each of the three main parties - FF (twice), FG & Labour - will have cut your wage separately to the the rest of the workforce with, possibly, the Labour Party voting to cut your wage. I say this as it was widely believed that many public servants moved to Labour at the last election.

    Your unions are . . . Well forget them - they're now irrelevant.

    So where will the public sector vote go to in future elections?

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    Where can they go really?...part of the further disintegration of the middle class which is a phenomenon sweeping the western world...

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    I didn't realise the public sector was one voting block.
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    Back to nurse.. Fianna Fáil. It was always FF who cosseted the PS.

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    I had this discussion on Thursday with a brother of mine who is a Prison Officer. He said that he would not waste his time voting again after what he views as a betrayal of his trust by Labour.

    So your question :Where will the PS vote go to in future elections?
    Answer : Nowhere, public servants will stay at home.
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    Well, if you're voting on that one issue only, I suppose it depends on what parties promise before the next election. I wouldn't be surprised if FF tried to lure PS workers with promises on pay - though whether you'd believe them would be a different matter.

    Perhaps SF might be an option? Or independents?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blokesbloke View Post
    Well, if you're voting on that one issue only, I suppose it depends on what parties promise before the next election. I wouldn't be surprised if FF tried to lure PS workers with promises on pay - though whether you'd believe them woul dbe a different matter.

    Perhaps SF might be an option? Or independents?
    You can bet your avatar's baldy head that FF will promise the sun moon and stars to the PS/CS. And the majority of them will probably fall for it because it will suit them to fall for it.
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    Back to FF, no question about it.

    Watch the FF courtship of the PS begin in earnest. The sun, moon and stars will be promised to get them back on board.

    (FWIW, I will vote SF, as per always.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabledude View Post
    You can bet your avatar's baldy head that FF will promise the sun moon and stars to the PS/CS. And the majority of them will probably fall for it because it will suit them to fall for it.
    Dont underestimate the shinners ability to play the populist card either.

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    Yeah.. I could see FF lovebombing the PS coming up to an election. As much as they might resent FF for cutting their pay between 2008-2011, they know who butters their bread the most liberally as well.

    FF made the PS a loyal voting bloc by turning them into the highest paid public workers in Europe. Pure and simple bribery.

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