Saturday 25 November 2017

James Downey: FG won't fold on rebels – but they'll be back in fold by June

Lucinda Creighton
Lucinda Creighton
James Downey

James Downey

If it looks like a new party and sounds like a new party, there's a good chance that it contains within it at least the seeds of a new party.

And the title chosen by the seven Fine Gael rebels – five deputies and two senators – makes the group sound very like a political party. The Reform Alliance has a nice ring to it.

But the rebels are not even half-way there. In the first place, they don't want to turn the alliance into a new party. They want to return to the Fine Gael tent.

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