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FF man overboard September 15, 2021

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

As noted by SoS in comments, what an interesting time for one FF TD to depart the party.

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry has resigned from the parliamentary party and will vote no confidence in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

And the language used:

In his letter of resignation, Mr MacSharry said: “I was elected to serve a democratic republic – not one which applies different rules and sanctions depending on the identity or the position of people involved.”

Not least about FF:

In his resignation letter, he also said: “All Fianna Fáil party positioning and policy are being determined in a fashion consistent with an undemocratic totalitarian regime rather than that of a democratic socialist republican party of and for the people.”

Wonder how this newly minted man of the people will prosper in the weeks, months and years to come. 



1. benmadigan - September 15, 2021

From that RTE report:
“Last week, the Taoiseach said that any Fianna Fáil TD who does not support Mr Coveney in the vote, or abstains from the vote, would face a six-month suspension from the parliamentary party.”

Yet despite this, TD McSharry “formally requested that his parliamentary party meet no later than 4pm today to consider how TDs and Senators would approach the vote – but the meeting was never held”

His resignation letter is filed under “Speaking Truth to Power”


2. Tomboktu - September 15, 2021

Do we Lefties Too Stubborn to Quit welcome into the socialist fold?

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benmadigan - September 15, 2021

Why not?
His one, apparently principled, act of rebellion against the status quo might be his first on a lifetime journey!

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sonofstan - September 15, 2021

I’m getting Casablanca vibes….
Start of a beautiful friendship and all that.

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3. Tomboktu - September 15, 2021

Interesting detail on the numbers

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WorldbyStorm - September 15, 2021

Telling how the Rural Inds et al voted en masse with the government.

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Wes Ferry - September 15, 2021

And the Greens, of course.

The Rural Indos including this fearless warrior.

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Liberius - September 15, 2021

It still kills me that some were gulled into thinking it was positive that a militarist like Berry was elected.

It’s been conspicuous recently how there is an attempt to elevate military personnel and veterans above everyone else, look at this from a few days ago, hard to see how much of this doesn’t apply to all people who are homeless yet we are encouraged to see veterans as especially worthy of support. Horrid stuff.

Defence Forces personnel undergo unique stresses and hardships during their service, said ONE chief executive Ollie O’Connor.

“These include instability, dangers to physical and mental health, separation from family and friends, stress, impact on relationships and forsaking individual and collective rights.”

The ramifications of these stresses last throughout the lives of some veterans, he said.

“Veterans don’t choose to be homeless,” Mr O’Connor said. “They were proud and honoured to serve our country. Some of those people now need our help.”

That bolded section, who does?!


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4. NFB - September 16, 2021

Is he trying to pivot himself as the new Des O’Malley? Standing by the democratic republic?

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