Joan tells her TDs to back Enda to be Taoiseach

bartypus

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No real shock or surprise here, we kind of knew that Joan and co would continue to support Enda & Fine Gael despite their party nearly being eliminated from existence in the Dail.

Still it is a very strange that Labour are not even making any demands, simple blind loyalty to their masters.


Burton instructs TDs to back Kenny in vote, despite Labour unease



A number of Labour TDs and senators, along with some in the wider membership of the party, are understood to believe they should abstain as voters did not give the Fine Gael leader a mandate to return as Taoiseach.

A source said there was a sense that Labour would be better to "end the charade" as voters had not given them a mandate to re-elect Mr Kenny as Taoiseach.

However, Ms Burton has argued that she gave a commitment to support his reappointment throughout the General Election campaign. She believes that Labour's TDs should honour that pact - but that all ties to Fine Gael would be severed after this week's vote.

Her spokesman told the Irish Independent it was "true to say there is some unease" in the party ahead of the Dáil resumption.

However, he said they went to the electorate with an offer that was based strongly around their manifesto, but also on the fact they wanted to return the Fine Gael-Labour Coalition.

He said they view Thursday's vote in that context "and that vote alone".

"Once that vote is done, that would be it," he said, indicating that they might not support Mr Kenny for Taoiseach if there were subsequent votes in the coming weeks.
http://www.independent.ie/irish-new...y-in-vote-despite-labour-unease-34516830.html
 

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Blind Faith in what has to be considered stupid loyalty.

It is no wonder the Irish electorate have lost faith in politics when you see people like Joan ignore the hammering they received and continue down the same path into oblivion.
 

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It would be daft for Labour not to vote for Kenny after the campaign both parties ran.
Anyone saying different is just continuing the Labour bashing of the recent past, gonna need a new punchbag soon folks!
 

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Who is this Joan woman?

Wasn't she important once, but instead of putting the people of Ireland first she looked after her own interests?

Looks like nothing has changed!
 

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Its so typical Irish at the moment, we have an election that takes a week to count, we then have a Government who have no mandate continue to govern, and meanwhile people dont know if they should be paying their water charges or what ever.

We need a new government and we need one now.