And still it continues… March 22, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
The latest news that the Social Democrats will support a minority government from outside it – ie not take government positions etc is one that really seems to have no particular bearing on the political calculus, though it might indicate a sense on their part that whatever (and if an) administration emerges from the current mess is going to be unloved and best not to attach themselves too closely – as well as a further sense that replicating the LPs approach across the last five years isn’t exactly the smart move. But the it also feels a bit like the old ‘relevant or redundant’ line of M. McDowell back in the day. Tricky that to square the circle. Still it keeps the name in the papers.
April 6th is the next vote for Taoiseach though doesn’t the first chamber sit today? Not difficult to see this stretching out for weeks to come. Be useful to see the next poll on what voters think of all this, perhaps the Easter events provide some cover for the parties. Perhaps.