Sam Smyth: Civil War rivalry could end in civil partnership
Published 31/01/2011 | 05:00
WHEN Fianna Fail slumped close to single digits in the opinion polls recently, the chattering classes raised that hairy old chestnut: why don't they merge with Fine Gael?
The problem for Micheal Martin making a deal when his party has crashed is that 'merger' is really just a polite euphemism for 'takeover'.
Yet there are logical arguments for the parties uniting and the most obvious is that they are ideological soulmates who share a preference for free enterprise and a suspicion of socialism.