Can’t find another thread dedicated to our potential next leader.
It frightens the life out of me that I want FF out of power as soon as possible but might be faced with this thundering gobshite at the helm instead. It’s hard to think of a less competent leader, and it’s time he stopped hiding behind the notion that he’s just not suave but he’s a serious politician behind the scenes.
Ever since Labour beat FG to the punch in calling for the removal of the Ceann Comhairle FG have been scared that they’ll miss the first step in a revolution. We’ve had the horribly timed vorte of no confidence in an Taoiseach, timed only to coincide with a FG leadership contest ultimately. Now we have FG abandoning protocol and refusing to “mark” ministers on official duty by ensuring there’s a full FG presnce in the Dáil for votes while FF ministers are abroad.
Another bizarre call from Kenny. The public have no appetite for petty politics like that at a time when FF shuold be taken to task on every policy decision they make. The idea that FG would try and exploit a FF minister going to the US on official business is pathetic and Labour called it like it is and have offered to have a TD step down instead so the natural running of the country is not disrupted.
There’s someone in FG feeding this poor advice to Kenny but it’s uncertain whether he’s being deliberately setup for a fall or not. We’re not always as sophisticated an electorate as you’d like but you’d hope that people would see through this sort of stunt and judge the parties on their merits.
FG now have some serious issues.They have a leader who is unelectable according to most opinion polls and most of the competent TDs. They can’t table a vote of no confidence in the government for another year or so because they used their allocation on a stupid attempt to get to the front pages. If they knew the next election was over six months away I’d say they’d have another crack at removing Kenny but they’ll be reluctant to move against him now in case there’s a quickfire election and Kenny’s replacement (presumably Bruton) has no time to bed in as leader.
They’re in a mess and completely failing to capitalise on the deep distrust and disgust that the general populace have for FF. They need to bite the bullet and change Kenny as far as I’m concerned but I don’t see it happening.