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Promises: What you can’t deliver, and what you don’t want to.

Posted by Jason O on Mar 3, 2011 in Election 2011, Irish Politics |

Call me a cynic (Oh go on!) but I’m just waiting for that moment. You know it: That moment where a new government does something that goes against the tone they ran on in the election.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about a cutback or a tax, that’s par for the course in these times. I’m talking about the political U-turns, the ones they make not because they have to, but because they want to. Like Labour abandoning abortion reform or same-sex marriage, or Fine Gael abandoning Seanad abolition. Things they abandon because it suits the dynamic of the coalition. Of course, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe they’ll surprise me. We’ll get an idea on Friday. 


Leon J. Williams
Mar 4, 2011 at 5:35 am

Ah! You mean ‘doing a Nick Clegg’

Jason O
Mar 4, 2011 at 7:37 am

I wonder did Nick just show appalling judgement in making the promise in the first place.



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