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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Not miserable enough.
    Just a hint of bias one suspects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Does anyone else feel we stepped closer to a GE this week, with Varadkar's attacks on FF and SF over Brexit?
    No. There is simply no way we're looking at a GE before the locals and Euros in May. Even surrounded as they are by the fog of spin and waffle, the political class know full well they cannot trouble the electorate yet again before then, or indeed for some time after. It's also very unlikely the three will be combined. I pay no attention to background noise emitted in the Dail or worse still, at party conferences. Autumn 2019 at the earliest, more likely Spring 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Does anyone else feel we stepped closer to a GE this week, with Varadkar's attacks on FF and SF over Brexit?
    Yes. I was at a function on Monday attended by a prominent government minister. The thrust of their speech was not "the government has invested €x in project y", but "Fine Gael has invested €x in project y".

    I also caught a bit of Pat Kenny on Finegaeltalk during the week interviewing Regina Doherty, about investment in child care, them gave the last five minutes of the interview over to her attack on Mary Lou McDonald at FGs ard fheis last weekend.

    Micheal Martin having a dig at Leo over Brexit and throw in Biffo junior laying into FG this week about Bord na Móna closures, and it certainly looks like we're moving into election mode all round.

    Triple header come May, imv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    Apparently Labour are on 12% in Dublin, which even if it's spread exactly evenly gives them a reasonable chance in 5-seaters, and in the mix at least in most 4-seaters.
    Is there a link to that, hbap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post
    Is there a link to that, hbap?
    It was one of the recent polls, possibly the B&A one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    It was one of the recent polls, possibly the B&A one.
    Couldn't see it in the b&a poll, though its 90 pages and I wasn't totally scrutinizing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post

    Triple header come May, imv.
    Think so too, can't see any reason for prolonging it.

    Let's hope against hope that the electorate will note the gobshitery of a large portion of the independents, from Ross to Mattie to the Healy Raes.

    If Kerry re-elects the Healy-Raes, I propose building a wall.. and ensuring they are excluded from tendering for the contract!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verhofstadt View Post
    Think so too, can't see any reason for prolonging it.

    Let's hope against hope that the electorate will note the gobshitery of a large portion of the independents, from Ross to Mattie to the Healy Raes.

    If Kerry re-elects the Healy-Raes, I propose building a wall.. and ensuring they are excluded from tendering for the contract!
    I'd let them tender for it. That would be an interesting sell for them - "we're building a wall between us and those smart alecs up above in Dublin. And we're keeping sam behind it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post
    I'd let them tender for it. That would be an interesting sell for them - "we're building a wall between us and those smart alecs up above in Dublin. And we're keeping sam behind it."
    They need to win Sam first.
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    Triple header all on the one day?

    Plus two referendums the same day?


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