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If the IMF says it’s Joan Burton as next leader of the LP, then it must be so. No? June 19, 2014

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics.
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This from the Irish Times:

In its first post-bailout report on the Irish economy, it notes that the fall in support for the governing parties in the elections was widely seen as reflecting the cuts in expenditure and increases in taxation of recent years “together with the limited benefits, as yet, for the majority of the population of the emerging recovery”.

But it expresses confidence that the Joan Burton, whom it sees as the likely new leader of the Labour Party will not disrupt Ireland’s pursuit of 2015 fiscal targets.

And:

The “leading candidate” for the position of leader of the Labour Party “has indicated her intention that her intention is to remain in the coalition and to maintain the fiscal targets for 2015, “while also emphasising the need for social repair alongside economic repair”.

Is this not astounding stuff, not least given the fact that, as noted in the IT, the IMF didn’t actually speak to Burton or White?

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1. Séamas Ó Sionnaigh (An Sionnach Fionn) - June 19, 2014

Reblogged this on An Sionnach Fionn and commented:
Joan Burton, the IMF’s approved leader for the Labour Party? A startling opinion from the IMF’s latest report. Anyone remember the days when the World Bank used to make and break “Third World” governments?

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2. doctorfive - June 19, 2014

As Joan has already incorporated praise from the Daily Mail, can we expect the IMF endorsement on future leaflets? I wish I was joking.

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WorldbyStorm - June 19, 2014

Excellent, but unfortunately true.

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3. workers republic - June 19, 2014

And they, the government politicians and compliant news-media, say we’ve got back our sovereignity!
It reminds me of the point made by Conor Mc Cabe that theBritish Government used to question the 26Co.Goverment on their capacity to supply cheap cattle and labourers and telling them to improve the quality of the cattle (the Sins of the Father )
The phrase “Puppet Government” has relevance.

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WorldbyStorm - June 19, 2014

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