Signs of dissent in FG July 7, 2016Posted by irishelectionliterature in Irish Politics.
Some signs of dissent in Fine Gael over Enda Kennys leadership as Brendan Griffin put it….
“Everyone else is talking about it,” said a deputy of the leadership. “The public is asking us when he is going, the membership are asking. The only place it is not being talked about is in the party room.”
The appointment of James Reilly as Deputy leader is a strange one, although maybe Kenny didn’t want to anoint (damn) one of his potential successors with the role. There must also be a sense of betrayal that The Taoiseach is bowing to the Independents in allowing them to vote for Mick Wallaces bill yet Lucinda et al were forced overboard from the X-Case legislation.
The more we see of ‘New Politics’ in action the weaker this government gets. ………………….. From what I’ve seen so far ‘New Politics’ is this….
SF raise something
FF then raise something similar to SF but it somehow ends up as a fudge to allow FG to agree with it.
FG bring something up
FF then raise something similar to FG but it somehow ends up as a fudge to allow SF to disagree with it
Nothing really gets done