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All polls tending to show similar trends… May 20, 2014

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics.

…as exemplified by voting intentions at the Local’s in the IT/MRBI poll this morning:

FG 23%, LP 7%, SF 19%, FF 23%, Independents 28%.


1. Roger Cole - May 20, 2014

It looks like what happened to Pasok is happening to Labour.


Gewerkschaftler - May 20, 2014

It’s happening to junior austerian coalition partners generally – look at the Lib Dems in the UK.

Perhaps the business end of politics (as opposed to those in it out of conviction) is moving in the direction of acquisitions and mergers.


hardcorefornerds - May 20, 2014

Everytime I see you write ‘austerians’ I see ‘Austrians’ (which isn’t entirely inappropriate, in terms of the Austrian economists). Maybe it should be austeritarian, like libertarian?


CL - May 20, 2014
Gewerkschaftler - May 21, 2014

The echo of Austrian is deliberate.

But it also has a hint of ‘the beings from Planet Aust’. Come to lay waste to the the earth … etc.

Anyone seen the new Godzilla/Gojira yet?

Re Austrians: Phil Pilkington’s podcast about Hayek on Alpha and Omega is good – I only got round to it last night.

In essence PP’s argument is that Hayek’s Road to Serfdom was written after he lost the economic arguments, and was forced to move into political propaganda dressed as political philosophy. The elision of the Stalinist and Nazi regimes into one thing called ‘totalitarianism’ was a key move in this argument, and not confined to the beings from planet Aust.

Twas a slow burner at first, but became part of hegemonic neo-lib ‘givens’…

… and laid waste to the planet with ice and fire.


2. sonofstan - May 20, 2014

FG and FF level, after the former getting more than double the vote of the latter in the GE. And Labour on 30% of the electorate are now floaters; i.e. are likely to have switched allegiance over the last 3 years. That’s gotta scare them


sonofstan - May 20, 2014

Sentence got cut out up there: ‘labour on less than 40% of their GE total, which, if I’m doing my sums right, means that 30% etc….’


3. Tawdy - May 20, 2014

Not so much a Bonfire of the vanities for labour as a Cremation of the remains.


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