FG and FF are happy to leave us in political purgatory
Forming the next government is resembling rush hour on the M50.There are loads of people involved, all travelling in a similar direction, but getting nowhere fast.
All sides insist that there is no rush. Next Thursday's deadline for the new Dáil to sit was a fanciful one based on the idea that Fine Gael and the Labour Party could toss the pages of their respective manifestos up in the air and see which ones landed face up.
Instead, the one thing all sides agree on remains the only genuine option in this new political reality - some sort of deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.