Saturday August 8, 2020

John Lahart: Why I’m opposing this programme for government

It is a fine document with many excellent proposals, but I must stand by my constituency of Dublin South West

21st June, 2020
John Lahart - My decision to oppose this programme for government will not surprise party colleagues

To have ambitions for your party and your country is not a contradiction.

In early March, I proposed the idea of a national government comprising the three main parties. I believed that political responsibility and accountability for the decisions that will need to be taken over the next two years, never mind the next five, should be spread as widely as possible to ensure fair government for all.

Fianna Fáil, as a centrist party, would...

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