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Government formation… slowing… June 2, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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The IT was filled with reporting yesterday that things had gone a bit sour on government formation.

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens have lowered expectations of agreeing a programme for government within the next seven days because of serious pinchpoints which have emerged in negotiations including over agricultural emissions.
Sources close to the talks say there was slower-than-anticipated progress over the weekend with no resolution on key areas in finance and social protection such as how to handle the growing State deficit, the distribution of carbon tax, and the State pension age.

That’s a lot of areas where there is lack of agreement, isn’t it? You’d wonder if some in FF and FG are wondering just what is going on here…

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1. sonofstan - June 2, 2020

I guess no one wants to cause and election, but I suspect everyone, with the obvious exception of FF and probably some of the independents would fancy their chances right now – FG, certainly, SF certainly, Greens and SDs would at least hold what they’ve got and might be hoping for 1 or 2 more: Labour maybe less so.
So the trick will be to back into an new poll while making it someone else’s fault.

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WorldbyStorm - June 2, 2020

Yeah it does feel that way. I’d agree broadly, if an election was called today the winners and losers are fairly clear.

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