Fine Gael and Labour must put on their thinking caps now

During his recent appearance on the Late Late Show, Eamon Gilmore ruled out reversing any budget cuts or taxes if Labour forms part of the next government.

20th November, 2010

During his recent appearance on the Late Late Show, Eamon Gilmore ruled out reversing any budget cuts or taxes if Labour forms part of the next government.

It was a realistic and politically prudent assertion by the man regarded as being closest to the national mood at present.

The posing of the question and the increasing media focus on what a future government will do should prompt Enda Kenny, Gilmore and their respective backrooms to...

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