Dithering FG fails to show its mettle on cutbacks

As the government takes forever to tell us exactly how it is going to find savings of €2 billion, its protracted agonising is having the unexpected effect of casting a spotlight on Fine Gael’s struggle to find a credible ideological position, specify

17th January, 2009

As the government takes forever to tell us exactly how it is going to find savings of €2 billion, its protracted agonising is having the unexpected effect of casting a spotlight on Fine Gael’s struggle to find a credible ideological position, specifying exactly what cuts should be made.

The main opposition party finds itself under pressure to perform different - and sometimes contradictory - tasks demanded by the media, its supporters, the electorate...

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