Government formation, the upper hand and FG ineptitude April 8, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
For a moment yesterday I thought FG would restrain themselves in relation to getting the digs into FF. But of course, this is FG, and as with their approach to SF, they can’t quite do that. So rather than letting FF stew a little, some days, and taking the opportunity to put out stuff ‘more in sorrow than in anger… a big decision… poor FF they need time to reflect’ thereby increasing the pressure on FF across the next days or week it has been straight on to the recriminations phase.
Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and a number of his senior Ministers accused Fianna Fáil and its leader Micheál Martin of putting party before country following the emphatic rejection of a partnership government by the main Opposition party. “I believe that this decision is a serious mistake and one which was driven by narrow party interests rather than the national interest,” said Mr Kenny.
He expressed regret that Fianna Fáil had refused to serve in a partnership government including Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Independents.
Which is odd. Anyway what happens next? As the IT notes this morning:
Another election in the coming months is now a distinct possibility following a bitter breakdown in relations between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil over the shape of the next government.
Sometimes I think (and again as noted yesterday I doubt many of us here have a horse in this particular race and are looking on purely as spectators) FG aren’t very good at politics.