The Yates Anthology: Election boomerangs will hurt Government
The Blueshirt faithful gather today for Fine Gael's annual jamboree. Many will no doubt be muttering dark incantations under their breath about Enda's deferring of polling day from November to February.
Joan Burton vetoed this option; no preparatory work was done to coax, persue or bludgeon Labour into seeing the benefits of an early run to reap the rewards of the Budget.
Some new year events have given their competitors an unexpected boost.