Sunday 26 February 2017

Soldiers of Destiny up the stakes in the bidding war for voters' favour

John Downing

John Downing

Willie O'Dea,Fianna Fail deputy for Limerick City at Leinster Houseyesterday.Pic Tom Burke 6/10/2015
Willie O'Dea,Fianna Fail deputy for Limerick City at Leinster Houseyesterday.Pic Tom Burke 6/10/2015

The love-bombing of low-paid workers and those dependent upon welfare continues apace. Surely, it is further and unnecessary proof of an imminent election in which the bidding war for voters' favour is hotting up.

In fairness to Fianna Fáil, they have been a little slow to join the auction. They have left Sinn Féin and Labour to pledge minimum wage increases while Fine Gael chimed in with a welfare top-up to achieve much the same result.

But Fianna Fáil really needed something eye-catching to attract the voters' attention. And, in all fairness, this one is eye-catching, though one might say it has a scary 'more money for nothing' ring to it.

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