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    Default Fine Gael on election footing?

    Heard on Drivetime that FG have approached recently elected FG councillors to see who would be willing to stand in the next GE...is this FG on the election trail or just good planning?


    Can anyone confirm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    Heard on Drivetime that FG have approached recently elected FG councillors to see who would be willing to stand in the next GE...is this FG on the election trail or just good planning?


    Can anyone confirm?
    Just good planning. At most we are 2.5 years from a General Election. Thats not alot of time to publicise a new candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebig C View Post
    Just good planning. At most we are 2.5 years from a General Election. Thats not alot of time to publicise a new candidate.

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    2 1/2 years???????...Don't think so!!!
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    recently elected FG councillors? Sounds a bit desperate...

    I suppose they expect to use their recent profile to their advantage, and then sweep up in bye-elections my FF tend to their many wounds.

    Hmmm, good planning methings. No sign of a GE in sight... yet.
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    They are, Labour have also banned holidays by all staff.....a snao election is expected...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    2 1/2 years???????...Don't think so!!!
    Well.....June 2012 if the Government goes full term. But like all things FF this will be pre-mature too Which means even less time to organise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    2 1/2 years???????...Don't think so!!!
    A year at least. FF and the Greenies are in bunker mode, heads down hoping they can ride out the shelling. The greens won't break now because they'll be flayed by the public and become the targets of public ire and suffer the fate of the PDs. They have nowhere else to go, they'll hand on in there propping up Cowen & Co. and allow NAMA through to well and truly destroy the country. All the while thinking "it'll be ok in the end".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    A year at least. FF and the Greenies are in bunker mode, heads down hoping they can ride out the shelling. The greens won't break now because they'll be flayed by the public and become the targets of public ire and suffer the fate of the PDs. They have nowhere else to go, they'll hand on in there propping up Cowen & Co. and allow NAMA through to well and truly destroy the country. All the while thinking "it'll be ok in the end".

    No, Gormely, it won't.
    Thats a fairly cojent assessment of the sitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    A year at least. FF and the Greenies are in bunker mode, heads down hoping they can ride out the shelling. The greens won't break now because they'll be flayed by the public and become the targets of public ire and suffer the fate of the PDs. They have nowhere else to go, they'll hand on in there propping up Cowen & Co. and allow NAMA through to well and truly destroy the country. All the while thinking "it'll be ok in the end".

    No, Gormely, it won't.
    If they DON'T break with FF, they will be truly 'dead man walking'.

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    If the Greens vote for SCAMA its a vote to disband their party, simple as that.

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