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Brian Brennan: Voters dealt with FF, now others must be punished

Brian Brennan

Published 08/03/2011 | 05:00

WE all knew that if Fine Gael did not find itself in a position to go solo into government, the Kenny and Gilmore teams would sit down together and thrash out a programme which would require compromise and some capitulation on both sides.

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Politics is, after all, the art of prediction as well as the possible.

But, given the perilous state of the nation and the urgency that is required, would it have been too naive to expect that real politik, Irish-style, might have been set aside for once and that the men and a few women who will now run the country might have found a grown-up way to garner votes?

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