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Country is facing another four years of pantomime politics

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'Frontline' smiles: Pat Kenny greeting the five party leaders before their RTE debate on Monday night

'Frontline' smiles: Pat Kenny greeting the five party leaders before their RTE debate on Monday night

'Frontline' smiles: Pat Kenny greeting the five party leaders before their RTE debate on Monday night

ON Monday night's television debate, the main opposition parties promised they would do things differently if elected.

The Finance Bill was the main topic of the debate but Labour and Fine Gael have already voted for it and Sinn Fein voted for the bank guarantee in 2008.

After this election, those who won't emigrate will have to endure another four years of pantomime politics.

The new government of Fine Gael and Labour will claim their hands are tied with the Finance Bill and the IMF/ECB agreement. Micheal Martin will keep repeating "Comical Leni's" mantra that these measures saved Ireland's credibility (Iceland, which defaulted on its debts, enjoys a lower cost of long-term borrowing and lower unemployment, even though its Supreme Court ruled that its citizens didn't have to pay back foreign currency loans).

Joe Higgins and Jack O'Connor will represent 'the working class' while enjoying large salaries. Sinn Fein will just remain indignant, unless Fine Gael/Labour/Independents don't get a majority and the party makes it into government to share the fate of the infamous Greens.

Grzegorz Kolodziej

Bray, Co Wicklow

Irish Independent