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Not talking to Sinn Féin? Not yet… February 27, 2020

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Interesting points made on RTÉ’s Your Politics podcast. The panel noted that the response to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael’s self-imposed ban on talking to Sinn Féin was not great from Independent politicians and others, particularly around the country. And that Fianna Fáil might see pressure coming on them to engage with SF, possibly even leaving to a coalition with them, something that would be the nightmare scenario for Fine Gael should it engage in talks about coalition with Fianna Fáil.

Some other points made, that the rhetoric about supposedly ‘bullying and intimidating’ rallies held by SF, or meetings as we usually call them, was counterproductive not least that the GP and Eamon Ryan had said that they too would be holding similar events too.

I know the GP gets some stick, sometimes entirely correctly, but I do think it has demonstrated a measured approach to matters at a time when such an approach was vitally necessary. And even if there’s some expedience there, it’s not necessarily the easiest course for them to take given a cohort of FG inclined voters in their support base.

As to government formation, yet again the panel argued that it would be Easter before we came close to that. Which raises the thought this may be no way to run a railroad, but there were are worse ways!

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1. tomasoflatharta - February 27, 2020

https://tomasoflatharta.wordpress.com/2020/02/27/to-all-of-them-we-say-rule-out-coalition-with-fianna-fail-and-fine-gael-sinn-fein-should-seek-to-lead-an-alternative-minority-government-interview-with-paul-mu/ “To All of Them We Should Say : Rule Out Coalition With a Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael – Sinn Féin Should Seek to Lead an Alternative Government” Interview With Paul Murphy TD, RISE, Dublin South-West

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