Monday 21 August 2017

FF/FG merger a dangerous idea

Sam Smyth's advocacy of a merger of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael based on what he calls "high-minded principles" is a dangerous proposition (Irish Independent, January 31).

It would prolong the period in which those who are already there far too long were in the most powerful positions in government.

We already see that hubris and feelings of untouchability, which were engendered by being in power for long periods, have led to state bankruptcy.

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