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Author Topic: 26 County General Election 2020  (Read 60430 times)

weareros

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1365 on: April 16, 2020, 10:17:13 PM »
Are FF and FG merging now?

 8)

Per Brendan Behan, the first item on the agenda of their newly formed government will be the split.

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1366 on: April 17, 2020, 08:41:24 AM »
Counting in the Seanad election complete.
Seems FF have 16, Blueshirts 12, Shinners 5 (incl E McCallion) Indos 9
Didnt check the rest. New Taoiseach will nominate 11.
Dont know if it matters any more but Alan Kelly will ne the bee Labour leader.
Will hardly be a success as he tells it as it is ......unless that will be the way to go in the post Covid world?

Elisha, wtf, Sinn féin nepotism at its greatest. Well good luck to yous
Not condoning it but all parties do this, Dodds as an MLA for example. But McCallion and her aunt Martina are the biggest problem SF have in Derry.

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1367 on: June 11, 2020, 09:25:03 PM »
https://twitter.com/gavreilly/status/1271056823714545664

Eamon Ryan in hot water for this with some amongst his own party. Could be just me but I can't see a whole pile wrong with it, he was retelling the story of a kid who was racially abused

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1368 on: June 12, 2020, 03:25:45 PM »
The Brits must owe us around €750Bn in reparations anyway?

That's only a billion per year, give or take.


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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1369 on: June 14, 2020, 04:32:23 PM »
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1370 on: June 14, 2020, 05:28:55 PM »
Looks like there might be white smoke?

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0614/1147306-government-formation-talks/


Long way to go I'd say. Would want to be seriously good for Green Party membership to give it the 2/3rd majority it needs. It surely must include a major stimulus package to get the economy going again, but it the right, sustainable direction.

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1371 on: June 14, 2020, 05:32:34 PM »
Sinn Fein will do well in opposition expect Mary Lou to be Taoiseach in 2025.

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1372 on: June 14, 2020, 06:45:58 PM »
Looks like there might be white smoke?

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0614/1147306-government-formation-talks/


Long way to go I'd say. Would want to be seriously good for Green Party membership to give it the 2/3rd majority it needs. It surely must include a major stimulus package to get the economy going again, but it the right, sustainable direction.
I'd expect the Greens to go for it with Ms Martin negotiating it?
Although 2 thirds will be tough going.
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/here-are-the-main-elements-of-the-deal-for-government-formation-1005228.html

« Last Edit: June 14, 2020, 08:03:44 PM by Rossfan »
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1373 on: June 27, 2020, 11:44:54 AM »
Does this not all feel a bit tawdry?? I'm no fan off SF but it feels a bit off. A rotten borough.

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1374 on: June 27, 2020, 11:58:45 AM »
3 Parties who got 51% of the votes got 51% of the seats and are coming together to form a Government.
Happens all over Europe most of the time.
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1375 on: June 27, 2020, 01:42:10 PM »
Indeed, whether you agree with it or not it's pretty much how democracy does and should work.

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1376 on: June 27, 2020, 01:44:09 PM »
This government represents the majority, not SF, although they do try and give the impression that somehow most people want them when they do not.
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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1377 on: June 27, 2020, 01:55:18 PM »
SF will do well in opposition. May well get a higher proportion of first preference votes at the next election too as the recession from covid19 hits.
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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1378 on: June 27, 2020, 02:16:43 PM »
Mad to think the Greens are part of government when they were nearly wiped out in the 2011 general election.

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Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« Reply #1379 on: June 27, 2020, 03:51:31 PM »
Smacks as a sense of desperation from
Michael Martin to be Taoiseach , and not to be the only FF leader not to be Taoiseach. Much as FF have a chequered past, almost all their previous leaders had a slight Grá for the North and emphasised with those of us North of the border who are Irish . The last 2 leaders Cowan and Martin have shown little understanding or empathy with the North, and it’s cost them votes amongst many of their supporters with a republican leaning. Getting into  bed with FG in last Dáil didn’t serve them well, and actually going into coalition with them will lose FF further support.
Martin is becoming Taoiseach at a very challenging time, on the back of Leo whose performance as Taoiseach has been poor in the main, but remains the darling of the media. The media won’t be as easy on Martin.
SF will no doubt relish the prospect of getting the boot into MichAel in opposition, as opposed to having to lead from a minority position, with tough decisions to make. I imagine Mary Lou will want to play a canny game , in the knowledge that any remaining self respecting republicans in FF could now gravitate towards SF. If SF are serious about UI they and other Politicians need to put forward realistic proposals on how an All-Island solution would look. UK are at the stage   Where they would happily unload NI. And many from a unionist background will be attracted by the most favourable economic future , so SF need to seriously up
Their game in terms of a realistic and unifying roadmap for the future.