Opinion Analysis

Thursday 19 October 2017

Our choice is to elect the least useless of our politicians, God help us

We're on the way to being a third world country again, but we don't need talking, we need action, writes Jody Corcoran

Fine Gael is certain to form a new government. The only question is will it do so alone. The likelihood is that it will have to rely on others. There are people who get excited about this sort of thing. I am not one of them.

On balance, it would be better that Fine Gael win an overall majority, but I do not expect that to happen. It seems probable, though, that it may form a government without Labour, perhaps with a couple of Greens and/or a handful of independents.

It would be better, not because Fine Gael, in such a circumstance, is going to wave a magic wand and make everything better. It will not. Already its fiscal strategy is hopelessly out of date, for example.

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