Heir apparent keeps his cool as knives are sharpened for FG leader
Published 10/02/2010 | 05:00
IF Richard Bruton comes to believe that Enda Kenny's leadership is a hindrance to Fine Gael leading the next government -- it's "bye, bye Enda".
That could happen if, say, the next three opinion polls saw Fine Gael drop below 25pc with a consequent rise in support for Fianna Fail.
All he has to do is tell Kenny "it's over" to prompt a speedy resignation and to be installed as leader; he has the support of a majority of the parliamentary party. When the Fine Gael frontbench met yesterday morning, the sole topic on the agenda was: can Enda's leadership be recovered?