Alison O'Connor on Drivetime has just said that blame is going to be a big factor in the election that might happen between now and Christmas. Nobody wants an election and everybody's aware of the need for stable leadership at this stage of the Brexit negotiations.
My question is: who's to blame?
My own guess is that it'll be the crowd that suddenly and entirely off their own bat tabled the motion of no-confidence in Frances Fitzgerald, thus issuing an ultimatum to the Government, and everyone knows that if you're issuing an ultimatum it's not because you want peace.
I think that Fianna Fáil could ship substantial damage over the course of the election campaign, as Fine Gael rubs this message in.
Of course, the election is likely to be very bad for the smaller parties, including Labour.
And what happens to Sinn Féin will probably be no more than minimal, though it'll be interesting to see what having Mary Lou might do to their support.
The main picture, though, will be the battle of who will become the largest party after the election. I think that it will largely depend on whether the electorate blame Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil for precipitating the election.
And, as I say, I think Fine Gael will be in a stronger position to point the accusing finger at Fianna Fáil than vice versa.
What do other posters think?