Yes I don't buy the I'm not FF but... type posts.
I won't be voting FF or FG next election if FG don't get their act together.
Doesn't leave much options but I'm not going to vote for people who don't deliver on manifestos even if I have to work my way through the lot. This most likely makes me a SF voter next time if existing parties refuse to deliver the reforms they both promise (yes FF in opposition are promising reforms and failing horribly too).
Should add I'm not the only one I know with this opinion.
Once in power (unfortunetly a coalition) they will then do what they see fit, except this time they are hamstrung by the bailout deal. The simple truth that people still do not seem to understand is that austerity is the order of the day, and keeping our heads down, unlike Greece, is actually part of their plan.
Once 2013 arrives and the new rules for dealing with bank debts are in place then they will make their move.
Untill then we are funded by the bailout and contrary to what the ps bashers keep on about, the deficit, we will turn it around if we, and the government hold our nerve.
While I suspect that this is their actual gameplan, no government would admit to anything like this, just like no government would ever admit to planning a devaluation, remember that. It's not pleasant, it's not fair, it's not very "open and transparent", but it's not impossible, and I think in the end Enda Kenny just might work out being one of our best leaders ever, we just won't realise it till some time after the fact.