Thursday 23 February 2017

A Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition is the only way forward

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Micheál Martin: coalition with FG? Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency
Micheál Martin: coalition with FG? Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

The aggressive refusal by some Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil frontbenchers to enter a coalition doesn't make any sense. Opinion polls show it to be the only viable government.

Both parties are broadly centre-right, with only a sheet of clingfilm separating their policies. For example, Fianna Fáil proposes scrapping the water charges that Fine Gael introduced, when it was Fianna Fáil that originally proposed it several years ago.

Both parties believe in low taxes, a free market and are pro-jobs in order to encourage people to develop themselves and not expect or depend on State handouts.

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