Friday 24 November 2017

If there were years of unfair budgets, it was due to the chaos caused when Martin was a minister

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with former Taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen. Photo: Arthur Carron
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with former Taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen. Photo: Arthur Carron
Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

Slim pickings. That's what is on offer to the solid, centre ground of the electorate seeking a moderate and responsible political party to support.

Fine Gael seems to be stuck with a leader it patently doesn't want; a Taoiseach who, Haughey-like, stubbornly refuses to accept what everybody knows - that his time is up.

Labour will return at some point. But, for now, it remains horribly compromised by 14 years of saying one thing (actually make that 'anything') in opposition to get votes, and five of doing the exact opposite in government.

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