Tuesday 12 December 2017

A bluer FG is 'not the answer' for many voters

The Reform Alliance may be too closely aligned to its forebear to offer any significant change, writes Fionnan Sheahan

Keep smiling: Peter Mathews, Terence Flanagan, Fidelma Healy Eames, Lucinda Creighton, Billy Timmins, Denis Naughten and Paul Bradford at the Reform Alliance conference in the RDS, Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Keep smiling: Peter Mathews, Terence Flanagan, Fidelma Healy Eames, Lucinda Creighton, Billy Timmins, Denis Naughten and Paul Bradford at the Reform Alliance conference in the RDS, Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

'All the indications are they will become a bluer form of Fine Gael. I'm not sure the people want that."

John Halligan isn't a pollster, but the Independent TD, could always fall back on it as a career if this politics lark doesn't work out for him. The Waterford TD summed up the predicament faced in presenting the Reform Alliance as a means to whet the public appetite for a new party.

The latest Millward Brown poll in today's Sunday Independent reveals support for the formation of a new political party has dropped back to its lowest level.

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