I just read this article on breaking news.ie.
Gilmore: FG siding with Government on banking crisis | BreakingNews.ieThe Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has accused Fine Gael of lining up on the Fianna Fáil side when it comes to dealing with the banking crisis.
Speaking at the launch of his party's European election campaign, Mr Gilmore re-iterated his view that the up-coming elections will be a contest between Labour and Fine Gael as to which party will lead the alternative to Fianna Fáil.
He said the difference between Fine Gael and Labour can be clearly seen in their approach to dealing with the banks.
Is Gilmore delusional? Labour are well off Fine Gael in the polls. He needs to realise that he is not Barack Obama and stop undermining the alternative to the FFers and attacking FG at any opportunity. It does neither himself or his party any favours.
Anyway to point out the utter hypocrisy of what Gilmore is saying. Labour are the one's closer to FF when it comes to dealing with the economy.
-Labour want to nationalise the banks, FF nationalised Anglo, FG opposed nationalising any bank (although Burton still complained about the govt. bailing out angle...)
-Labour and FF both agree that higher taxes is the key to restoring our public finances. FG however believe that public sector reform is what is required.
Gilmore's head would appear to be up in the clouds. Presumably he is sadly pandering for FF second preferences in the by-elections... his candidates only real chance of election...