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Labour in self destruct as Alan Kelly attacks journalist!

ChickenLittle

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[font=Georgia, serif]Labour in turmoil amid questions about the behaviour of Alan Kelly[/font]


[font=Georgia, serif]The Tipperary TD was faced with repeated questions about his verbal attack on a radio presenter and his ambitions to succeed Joan Burton as Tánaiste.[/font]

[font=Georgia, serif][size=medium][font=Georgia, serif]There has been growing disquiet within the party in recent days over Mr Kelly's seemingly erratic behaviour on the campaign trail and his claim that "power is a drug".[/font][/font][/size]

[font=Georgia, serif][font=Georgia, serif]Ms Burton was forced to defend her deputy leader and reaffirm her party's commitment to the freedom of the press.[/font][/font]
[font=Georgia, serif][font=Georgia, serif]It comes after the Irish Independent revealed that Mr Kelly angrily confronted Newstalk presenter Chris Donoghue, alleging that his constituency rival, independent TD Michael Lowry, was given preferential treatment.[/font][/font]

[font=Georgia, serif][font=Georgia, serif]The minister denied that he became irate with the presenter, saying: "My only issue was editorial choice and fairness. That was the only issue and I was only raising the fact everyone was given a chance to go on the show and one person was given a choice earlier than everyone else, simple as that."[/font][/font]

[font=Georgia, serif][font=Georgia, serif]During a fractious press conference, Ms Burton became annoyed when pressed about how many social houses the Labour Party plans to build.[/font][/font]

[font=Georgia, serif][font=Georgia, serif]And Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin conceded that the so-called 'fiscal space' of €12bn that he talked about at the party's Ard Fheis last week is actually €10.1bn.[/font][/font]

[font=Georgia, serif][font=Georgia, serif]Ms Burton tried to laugh off a suggestion that a vote for Labour was a vote for Alan Kelly as Tánaiste.[/font][/font]

[font=Georgia, serif][font=Georgia, serif]"I grew up on the north side of Dublin and, a bit like the Dubs, when the going gets tough, the tough get going and that's what I'm asking all our candidates to do," she said.[/font][/font]

[font=Georgia, serif][font=Georgia, serif]However, sources within Labour have said there are real concerns that Mr Kelly's actions during the past week are overshadowing the party's message.[/font][/font]

[font=Georgia, serif][font=Georgia, serif]"He's coming up unprompted on doorsteps," said one senior party source. Another said: "It's the Alan Kelly show. He needs to realise that it's time to be a team player."[/font][/font]

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/election-2016/labour-in-turmoil-amid-questions-about-the-behaviour-of-alan-kelly-34428399.html


Just goes to show that these fools are arguing over who will be the next  [font=Georgia, serif]Tánaiste, [size=medium]without realising they are about to be wiped off the political map![/font][/size]
 

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Alan Kelly has every right like Mrs Burton to shout down those who ask such stupid questions.
 

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The fact t hat he gave a radio commentator a piece of his mind is not the end of the world.

Those people are full of a sense of their own importance
 

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Does it matter?

Kelly will be out of a job soon along with Joan.  They can argue all they want down at the dole office.
 
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