Renua primary platform was and is opposition to any change to Ireland's very restrictive abortion laws, they were utterly out of touch with the mood in the country as indicated by the Referendum last year. The other issue that they bang on about is immigration and there just isn't a market for that type of anti migrant propoganda in Ireland. Renua are going and will go no where, thankfully.A look at the Renua policies would indicate they are pretty in tune with the conservative voter in Ireland. So why do you think they continue to do so miserably?
Sure. Nationalism needs to be a workers movement. A real workers movement (read: not welfare underclass).I get the rest, but left wing economics?
Ugh.Conservatism like they peach it is pure cancer.
Right wing social policy, left wing economics, Nationalist trade / foreign /immigration policy. That's the winning formula.
Lots happened in the 20th century. You'll have to be more specific.Ugh.
But you really think far right national socialism is "the winning formula" in the twenty first century, and with the memory of what happened in the twentieth century still strong?
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but if you look to the left of yourself on the IQ curve, you're basically appealing to a pool of 2.2% of the population. Not exactly a "winning formula" now, is it.
Their brand is basically "the party of the super rich" coupled with the expelled FGers' vanity project which failed. Whenever you talk about Renua to ordinary people it's "ah yeah I remember them". They're a thing of the past in people's minds. They took their shot and missed.The name is wrong and it carries baggage. Are they a political party in its own right or are they a refuge for the FG of yesteryear? Which is unfair on them as they are a different party but those remain the optics.
After that, their electioneering is turn of the century standard when as a newcomer you've got to actually outthink the parties that are already enthroned.
There's nothing in their manifesto preventing from being a popular party. That's not where their problem lies. Now whether it's what the country needs is another debate.