Coalition still confused

For the second week running, Labour have abstained on a bill supported by their intended coalition partners.

Bertie is absolutely right when he says that if he did call an early election the "Rainbow" would have a heart attack. Who do they think they are fooling? They have no joint policy programme; they can't even agree on their own legislation, much less Government policies such as the privatisation of Aer Lingus, the erosion of neutrality, etc.

Furthermore, all indications are that if FG and Labour did manage to cobble together a Government, FG would be by far the senior partner. Have Labour ever indicated what their redline issues would be in such a coalition? Does anybody know, even Labour themselves?

I know I go on about this a lot but I'm genuinely baffled that any Labour supporter would be in favour of this agreement.

1 comment:

Cian said...

Im with you on this point, I have one step in and one step out (in a sense of sympathy but not member of) and I know many members who are very put out by the whole pact business.

It seems some very negative responses from traditional labour left voters in some constituencies (mostly urban) to the pact as they wouldnt have kenny in a fit. Neither would I.

But i cant decide if its better to choose no to kenny pre-election through the pact or have it foisted on me post election.

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