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Thread: Gilmore Kills The Labour Party: Final Death Knell.

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    Default Gilmore Kills The Labour Party: Final Death Knell.

    Listening to our Tánaiste Gilmore today replying to Leader's Questions I was stunned, once again, by the absolute total disregard he and his comrades have towards the oldest socialist party in Ireland, The Labour Party and their success in bringing it to its knees.

    But he is their Leader, I hear you shout! Yes, and what a Leader he is. He has not only reneged on every policy issue of the Labour Party which had been softened up by the first attack by Rabbitte as leader, he blatently stood up in the Dáil Chamber today and laughed off and as usual jeered the speakers for Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil, ULA, etc., as they questioned him about the latest "screw the welfare of children and Mothers policy" of this Government, i.e., Maternity Benefit being fully taxed, the cut in Child Benefit, and of course the Property Tax being now as this Snake in the Grass put it "dealt with by the Revenue Commission" as if the Tax people just suddenly had a whim to take on this property tax and were not instructed by Government to crucify those who do not work because they have been made redundant, are already in negative equity, are sick, are old, or just cannot manage as it is on cutbacks in wages.

    Now look at that what I have just written. The last two lines. Every single thing that The Labour Party has fought for for years wiped out in in one fell swoop.

    If it was the intent of Gilmore and Rabbitte to destroy Labour, they have completed that mission today.
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    It is amazing that Labour just doesn't get rid of these people.
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    The "old" Labour Party was opposed to a property tax?

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    Labour, I'm sick to death of Gilmore and Rabbitt. Almost at the stage of turning the channel when they come on

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    The poison dwarf strikes again!

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    They are the labour party but only in name. The present set up bares no resemblance to the labour movement.

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    Thank Buddha, they're finished.

    A celebration at Labours demise is in order. Thank you Gilmore. Thank you, from the bottom of my soul.

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    I'm sure it wasn't the intention of Gilmore & Rabbitte to destroy Labour but rather simply to use it as a vehicle to achieve their life-long ambition of serving in Cabinet & getting decent pensions out of it at the end of their days.

    A look at their career progression indicates an increasing impatience with and abandonment of the old socialist rhetoric they used to spout in favour of the pragmatism of a kind of roundabout FF cute hoorism philosophy which made them cranky in middle age once they realised they could have been in power years ago if they hadn't pretended to be socialists.

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    I oppose Labour because they are a statist and universalist party i.e. different reasons from The Owl, so their demise cannot come fast enough. On the cuts to social welfare: I oppose the universal-principal because it subsidises rich families who don't need it, thereby maintaining inequality. I favour replacing child benefit with direct provision to ensure the money is not going on parties/holidays/plasma televisions. It's supposed to be child-benefit not mothers-benefit.
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    Since when were Labour socialist?

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