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David McWilliams: FG infighting shows the politicians still don't get it

Published 16/06/2010 | 05:00

When I see the carry-on at Fine Gael, the week they have Fianna Fail on the ropes, I despair. Not because I have any historical allegiance to Fine Gael, but because it is the biggest opposition party and it seems to be intent on letting this appalling Government off the hook. Maybe I'm wrong, but there is a sense that the political class is now so remote that much of it lives on another planet.

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For the past two years, in poll after poll, the people have been screaming that they want change, but time and again we are let down by party machines. For Fine Gael the problem is the leader, because every time there is a poll the people seem to baulk at Enda Kenny. This problem doesn't look as if it is going away.

All the while the economy is getting worse, not better. Unemployment is moving upwards and credit is drying up.

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