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    Default Silent Coup - Lenihan is Taoiseach

    It appears to be, he is the only one showing leadership.

    Why is Clowen still receiving a pay check?

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    What leadership have ya seen from Lenny?

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    Whose first to the bar?

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    He probably drew the short straw and has to play the punching bag for the media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digout View Post
    What leadership have ya seen from Lenny?
    MINISTER for Finance Brian Lenihan told people set to be hit by €5 billion worth of cuts and public sector job losses not to "selfishly" oppose the measures.

    The Government was bracing itself for an angry backlash as the report of An Bord Snip Nua, set to call for a dramatic shake- up of the civil service, state agencies and welfare payments, was finally to be unveiled.

    Up to 1,000 more teachers were expected to be among the casualties, with the ratio of teachers to pupils likely to be raised again, as Mr Lenihan stressed virtually nothing was off-limits for cuts.

    The minister said the number of "surplus" staff in the public service would be a major target – believed to mean up to 20,000 jobs will be lost – and warned there was "no hiding place" from the tough choices.

    Cuts in areas like education and health, and a nearly €2bn cut in welfare rolls, are bound to increase tensions in the Government coalition, after Green senators abstained from a vote on Fianna Fáil’s controversial crime bill as it was rushed through the Oireachtas.

    Mr Lenihan pleaded with those who will bear the brunt of the radical recommendations from the cuts probe – headed by economist Colm McCarthy – to "set aside selfish sectional interests".

    Fearing a strong response, including mass street protests, from workers, unions and welfare recipients, Mr Lenihan said at least €4bn in cuts needed to be imposed next year if Ireland was to keep its EU commitments. He said this was not due to the banking crisis but because the country was living beyond its means and facing a deficit of at least €20bn this year as the Government borrowed €70m a day to keep the State running.

    The paralysed coward Clowen has not made such strong unpopular comments. It would be very easy for Lenihan to have done the same.

    The country is fucked and needs a strong man to tell it as it is and put the the self serving self interest groups back into reality.

    Time for patriots to shine. We can deal with the treasonous fools in FF later. Stop the rot now. €20 Billion borrowing pa is criminal

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    It looks like its Lenny's for the taking if and when the Boss bottles out...

    Too early to say if that will be this year or later on.

    I think if they can hold on until after Lisbon then the outcome of that will decide if they 'go to the Country' of their own accord

    - or because the Greens turn Yellow in the aftermath....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusflower View Post
    Whose first to the bar?
    Clearly, the OP is already there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_the_Waster View Post
    The paralysed coward Clowen has not made such strong unpopular comments. It would be very easy for Lenihan to have done the same.

    The country is fucked and needs a strong man to tell it as it is and put the the self serving self interest groups back into reality.

    Time for patriots to shine. We can deal with the treasonous fools in FF later. Stop the rot now. €20 Billion borrowing pa is criminal
    Tax the rich. Then eat them.

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    I really see either Dermot Ahern or Michael Martin taking the next leadership. Apparently that's where the factions now lie within FF. I wouldn't rule him out for it after either of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davehiggz View Post
    I really see either Dermot Ahern or Michael Martin taking the next leadership. .
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