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It is amusing to listen to all the opposition deputies in the Dail criticising the formation of the government whilst at the same time being privately delighted at its formation, as it prevents them from having to campaign for their seats all over again in another general election.  

Most had an opportunity to take part in a new administration had they chosen to do so, but chose instead to try to build up their electoral position in opposition.  That is a legitimate political strategy, and it does reflect the fact that the last general election was a protest election, a protest against austerity, but yielded a very fractured parliament almost incapable of forming any sort of Government at all.

It remains to be seen what attitude the electorate will take to those who seek to improve the governance of this country, and those who feel more comfortable opposing everything, almost on principle, because it means they do not have to take responsibility for anything.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri May 6th, 2016 at 03:52:28 PM EST

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