Sunday 23 July 2017

No point in Labour trying to pretend water charges are new

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore - Labour's behaviour about water charges did them no favours yesterday. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore - Labour's behaviour about water charges did them no favours yesterday. Photo: Steve Humphreys
John Downing

John Downing

LABOUR are in trouble facing into these mid-term elections – but joke-shop political tactics will not help them.

Their behaviour yesterday in discussions about water charges has left them looking weak and toothless where they set out to try to look assertive. They may not like their Fine Gael partners' tactics on this one.

But anyway you look at things, Fine Gael's move to give out a ballpark figure on water charges was the only way to go.

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