Friday February 21, 2020

Karl Brophy: Fine Gael comrades make a left turn

Party tries to cover all bases to replace FF as permanent party of government

17th January, 2016
Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael, Enda Kenny, leads members of the PP into the start of the partys two day Autumn Think-in 2015 Picture: Rollingnews

Here’s a quick political pop quiz question to ponder before the start of the election campaign:

When the manifestos are revealed, which of the left-wing parties will pledge to take large amounts of money from taxpayers and transfer it directly to the low-paid as a wage top-up?

This radical proposal will use exchequer funds to increase the hourly pay of minimum wage earners by almost 30pc.

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