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Lise Hand: Micheal's rebel yell resonates like a gentle whisper as Brian throws down gauntlet

Published 17/01/2011 | 05:00

FINALLY it looked as if a dust-covered, rusty gauntlet would be flung down at the feet of Brian Cowen. And fittingly it was fated to bear the red of the Rebel county.

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At 7.45pm yesterday it appeared as if Micheal Martin was set to hurl his customary caution to the wind and set sail across the Rubicon.

Well, he did announce a challenge to Brian's leadership of Fianna Fail but he didn't quite hurl himself overboard. He still remains a member of the officer class despite launching a mutiny against the captain.

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