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Saturday 21 January 2017

Opposition stuck in the middle of going nowhere

Published 28/04/2015 | 22:00

Pearse Doherty, the Sinn Fein TD from Donegal, takes on the Spring Statement
Pearse Doherty, the Sinn Fein TD from Donegal, takes on the Spring Statement

The template for being in opposition was set by a very different Muppet Show many years ago when Kermit the Frog sang that soulful ditty about the difficulties of being Green.

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Fianna Fail certainly looked fairly green by the time the ‘Spring Statement’ concluded.

The party is uneasily stuck in the middle, caught between their competing instincts to challenge the government on the over spending give-away front or to engage in a bit of Haughey/Bertie style what does the man want and I’ll give it to him politics.

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