Lucinda Creighton: FG and FF are capitulating to the hard left

Both main parties are setting themselves up to fail in government by abandoning the liberal economic model that has brought us prosperity since the 1960s

19th April, 2020
Lucinda Creighton: FG and FF are capitulating to the hard left
Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are preparing to enter government together – but at what price?

It has been said that the joint framework which was announced by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael this week is heavy on aspiration and light on detail. This is true. It is a document designed to woo small left wing parties, and as such it suggests that a sort of cost-free utopia is available.

What is disappointing about this paper is not so much its aspirational tone – we all need some hope...

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