Saturday 19 August 2017

FG's leadership problem extends beyond Kenny after its D4-centric campaign left party in tatters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Pic Steve Humphreys
Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Pic Steve Humphreys
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Within Fine Gael, there's an apocryphal tale doing the rounds about David Cameron's advice to Enda Kenny following his British general election victory, against all expectations, last year.

The Prime Minister told the Taoiseach: "They'll tell you 10 days out that your strategy is wrong and you have to change. Do not change. Stick to your strategy."

The tactic worked for Cameron, but it was a calamity for Kenny.

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