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    Default Have Labour abandoned all hope of a recovery in the polls.

    With their support for the budget,(described by Vincent Browne as "viciously divisive")has the Labour leadership come to the conclusion that there is no way back and are now just going through the motions or is it possible, even at this late stage that a change at the top could help to stem the decline in support that has been evident for some time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymmek View Post
    With their support for the budget,(described by Vincent Browne as "viciously divisive")has the Labour leadership come to the conclusion that there is no way back and are now just going through the motions or is it possible, even at this late stage that a change at the top could help to stem the decline in support that has been evident for some time now.
    Depends how the economy performs. With yesterday being, theoretically, the last austerity budget Labour MAY benefit from future economic performance.

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    This budget is designed to avoid a leadership heave to ensure the old Labour soldiers can continue in cabinet & see out the remainder of the term, when most of them will then retire like the FF crowd knowing they could not be elected in 2016 anyway. It is also designed to appeal to the Labour buddies in the pubic service, their only remaining core support, to minimise the loss of Labour seats next June & in 2016 by giving the young kids of senior public servants free GP care & not touching the bloated public service. This is at the expense of the elderly poor, unconstitutioinally against separated and divorced fathers and new mothers.

    In short, they have not given up hope but they realise how narrow their base now is & are going hell for leather to play up to it.

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    The main people in Labour [ as in other parties ] dont care , they have a backup of a huge salary up to the next election and then a huge payoff and pension plus a few bob to see them over as try to live on said pension . Laughable , everyone is feeling the pain.

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    FG played a fast one. Throw the Labour Ministers into places where cuts will be felt most; Education, Social Protection and you guessed it, public expenditure. You have to hand it to Kenny, he knew what he was doing when he picked who for what jobs which will keep FG smelling fresh for longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ymmek View Post
    With their support for the budget,(described by Vincent Browne as "viciously divisive")has the Labour leadership come to the conclusion that there is no way back and are now just going through the motions or is it possible, even at this late stage that a change at the top could help to stem the decline in support that has been evident for some time now.
    Cutbacks in the Dept for Writing OPs seem to be deep.
    Let us consider the Serapeum of Alexandria.

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    Howlin and Noonan and all politicans saying this was the last austerity budget will have to stand up next year and still cut , cut, cut. It's not the last austerity budget, growth forecasted has always being reduced from the sunny side up figures giving out. Labour like the greens left their moral compass on the oppositional side of Leinster house.

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    That is possible,but it is far more likely that voters will remember that Labour failed to do anything whatsoever to introduce equality and fairness during their term in office.I remember 1997 when the economy was booming and labours vote slumped.People have long memories when it comes to cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linny55 View Post
    The main people in Labour [ as in other parties ] dont care , they have a backup of a huge salary up to the next election and then a huge payoff and pension plus a few bob to see them over as try to live on said pension . Laughable , everyone is feeling the pain.
    There is great pain when you fall over your wallet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymmek View Post
    With their support for the budget,(described by Vincent Browne as "viciously divisive")has the Labour leadership come to the conclusion that there is no way back and are now just going through the motions or is it possible, even at this late stage that a change at the top could help to stem the decline in support that has been evident for some time now.
    There is a big effort at present to revive Labour and I reckon we will see the Establishment media laying off and promoting Labour over the next few years.. The Establishment needs this political party to ensure the continuance of a State that enriches and protects the elites. I heard Fergus Finlay endorsing this budget yesterday on Radio one but at no time did I hear the RTE broadcaster pointing out that Fergus is a Labour party member.

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