Wednesday June 3, 2020

Analysis: Labour’s letter pays lip service to the idea of entering government

New leader Alan Kelly’s questions for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil tell more about the direction his party will take in opposition than about any real plans to join a coalition

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

28th April, 2020
Alan Kelly, Labour party leader, has come up with five questions and 21 principles for entering government but it is clear that he plans to remain in opposition

The Green Party had 17 questions last week about Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael’s joint document for forming a government. Now Labour has come up with five questions and 21 principles of its own to put to the two parties’ leaders.

It is unlikely, however, that Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will need to stay up all night writing out the answers to send back to Alan Kelly.


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