Saturday 18 November 2017

What the public wants, the public could get in a coalition of SF/Ind

It is not beyond the realms of possibility for this alliance to actually work

Mike Wallace, left, Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Clare Daly.
Mike Wallace, left, Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Clare Daly.
John Drennan

John Drennan

SOMETIMES more figures than politicians avert their eyes from the elephant in a pink tutu dancing across the table in the room.

This certainly appears to be the case when it comes to the recent opinion polls where all the talk is of whether Fianna Fail might coalesce with Fine Gael or Sinn Fein or whether Enda might be capable of making the great leap in civilising Sinn Fein in the way Queen Victoria sorted out the savage colonies.

Intriguingly, the one reality that was ignored is that when it comes to our alienated electorate, the most popular coalition option is the Sinn Fein/Independent alternative.

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