Saturday 16 December 2017

As it becomes more obvious 'new politics' is a sham, Fianna Fáil will take opportunity to bring down this Government

'Laughably, Leo Varadkar claimed this week that the Government shouldn't be expected to take responsibility for having a quorum of 20 TDs in the House for Dáil debates, as apparently even that is too onerous a task to manage' Photo: Tony Gavin
'Laughably, Leo Varadkar claimed this week that the Government shouldn't be expected to take responsibility for having a quorum of 20 TDs in the House for Dáil debates, as apparently even that is too onerous a task to manage' Photo: Tony Gavin
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

Fianna Fáil is a political scorpion that is eventually going to lash out and put this Government out of its misery.

To date, Fianna Fáil has successfully managed to maintain the illusion that it is not intimately involved in the business of this Government, with responsibility and culpability for decisions that are made and - perhaps more importantly - those that are not.

Speaking in the Dáil last week, PBP-AAA TD Bríd Smith listed all of the controversial issues that have so far been kicked to touch by the Government: water charges, bin charges, education reform, repeal of the Eighth Amendment, a possible investigation into a Nama deal, and zero-hours contracts.

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