Thursday 8 December 2016

Is Labour seriously ready to be cannon fodder for the Soldiers of Destiny?

Published 19/04/2016 | 02:30

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton. Despite Labour’s loss of 30 seats in the election, kites have been flown about the party returning to government with Fine Gael. Photo: RollingNews.ie
Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton. Despite Labour’s loss of 30 seats in the election, kites have been flown about the party returning to government with Fine Gael. Photo: RollingNews.ie

It appears that the geniuses in Labour who oversaw the loss of 30 seats in the General Election are determined to finish the party off. Instead of taking the hint from its mauling by the electorate and slinking quietly into opposition to try to rebuild, kites have now been flown about Labour returning to government with Fine Gael.

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The only people in the party that this would benefit are the seven TDs who retained their seats, who would be spared the indignity of having to mingle with hoi polloi on the opposition benches.

However, it would sound the death knell for any recovery for a party that desperately needs to re-establish its own identity far away from the clutches of Fine Gael - and would amount to an act of political hara-kiri for the oldest party in the country.

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