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    The country needs to move beyond civil war politics.
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    A tour de force from Fintan! Excellent stuff!

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    His central thesis - which he delivers in a very circumlocutious fashion is that Labour should refuse to go into coalition with either FF or FG after the next election.

    Methinks this is not one the swing voters will like ... and it sounds like a rather grand 5 year plan.

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    Labour, the diet coke of Irish politics

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    It's not who Labour will go into government with, it's who'll go into Government with Labour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Red Rose of Cork View Post
    Bloody hell, not this old chestnut again?

    I like FOT, but what really pisses me off about him and every other bleeding heart liberal is that they truly believe that Irish voters really want pinko-Government but just keep voting FF/FG because their mammys and daddys did.

    This is a conservative, right-wing, quasi-theocracy with a liberal fringe.

    That's why we have FF and FG, not because voters are thick and can't figure out which parties they should be voting for.
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    The reason we have coke and pepsi is because enough people like coke and pepsi to maintain a few different flavours of the same drink. There's Dr. Pepper, Irn Bru and a whole host of other drinks on the shelf as well. There's no lack of choice, just a lot of people having the same favourite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosebump View Post
    Bloody hell, not this old chestnut again?

    I like FOT, but what really pisses me off about him and every other bleeding heart liberal is that they truly believe that Irish voters really want pinko-Government but just keep voting FF/FG because their mammys and daddys did.

    This is a conservative, right-wing, quasi-theocracy with a liberal fringe.

    That's why we have FF and FG, not because voters are thick and can't figure out which parties they should be voting for.
    Quite right.
    Hence we're doomed to repeating the same mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCSkinner View Post
    The country needs to move beyond civil war politics.
    That's a ludicrous cliche. The civil war has not been an issue in Irish politics for at least a generation, probably more.

    Look at your election leaflets. How many candidates talk about Free Staters, Irregulars, Oath of Allegience, Document Number Two etc?

    Don't talk nonsense.

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