Ó Cuív set for martyrdom? May 7, 2012Posted by irishelectionliterature in Fianna Fáil.
Interesting day or two ahead for Fianna Fail as Dev Og decides to jump or not over his stance on the Fiscal Treaty Referendum.
Deputy Ó Cuív received a letter this weekend from the party whip asking him to refrain from media interviews camaigning for a No vote in the fiscal treaty referendum.
And if he doesn’t stop campaigning for a No vote?
The former minister told RTÉ News that the implication of the letter was quite clear: he would have to leave the party if he did not agree.
Interesting though that
….. the letter was sent to Mr Ó Cuív at his request following discussions with the party whip on Friday and Saturday.
Is he preparing the ground for martyrdom?
From The Week in Politics on Sunday night it looks as if he has a good deal of support from Fianna Fail Councillors and grassroots in both Galway West and Galway East.
The fact that no other TD has come out in support of him speaks volumes, that is unless some come out to support him now.
If he does jump will it end up as an Ó Cuív Independent Fianna Fail ala Blaney or will a broader Fianna Fail Nua be set up?
Would Sinn Fein take him?
Then again he might just back down.
Why would he though?
He’s in his early 60’s and highly unlikely to see Ministerial Office again whilst in Fianna Fail.
It also looks as if the Fianna Fail leadership don’t share his vision of where the party should go.
We’ll see ….