Saturday 16 December 2017

Anne Harris: FF embarks on comeback trail

Micheal Martin has refused to play the victim and his courage is paying off for his party, says Anne Harris

The cliche says a poll is merely a snapshot in time. That's true if you skinny-dip in the shallows. Real political change is to be found in the deep end of the poll. And the underbubble in today's Millward Brown Lansdowne poll for the Sunday Independent indicates a decided movement for Fianna Fail.

Perhaps it began when Micheal Martin put the country first, followed his conviction and supported the Government in campaigning for a 'Yes' vote in the referendum.

It is certainly evident in the way a group of Fianna Fail TDs, like Billy Kelleher, Michael McGrath and Sean Fleming, are taking no prisoners on NAMA, the public sector rehirings and the banks. Fianna Fail could well base its recovery on the negative equity and mortgage crises.

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