Monday 19 November 2018

Hot heads need to realise that an election will change little

We don't think of Leo as cynical - but his latest haggling with Micheal Martin looks just that, writes Willie Kealy

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Collins
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Collins

Willie Kealy

Was that an example of new politics when the Taoiseach offered to sit down with the leader of the Opposition to work out a new "confidence and supply" deal and agree the date of the next election?

We don't like to think of the young Leo Varadkar as cynical, but Micheal Martin did already tell him only weeks ago that this wasn't going to happen, at least not this side of October 9 - Budget Day.

And then there is all this talk - from both sides - about how nobody wants an election right now. Yes, Fianna Fail could pull the plug on the Government at any time, and cause an election.

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