Those FF Seanad picks May 30, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Well, that was new, the sight of an FF leader having the leeway to select three of the Taoiseach’s nominees for the Seanad. And clever too in going non-FF in doing so.
Yet not without controversy in and of itself. The news over the weekend that Fine Gael TDs weren’t aware of the deal that led to Martin being gifted this selection may well have people (and those same FG TDs) wondering what other little surprises there are in store for them, what else was agreed..? It’s certainly the thought that would be uppermost in my mind if I were they.
That said, is this a sign that the government may last a year or two more than current predictions (8 months to 18 months seems to be the consensus)? Because will Martin want to pull the plug having put those three into the Seanad? Other questions arise. What loyalty will they have to the Fine Gael government or to Fianna Fáil. How, indeed, does all this work or not?