Pat Rabbitte: Will the independents only be able to make easy decisions?

Pat Rabbitte: Will the independents only be able to make easy decisions?

The best hope on the international scene is that we fly beneath the radar

Minority governments have been done before, where incumbents have been two or three seats short, and it hasn't had much of an impact on the moral authority of an appointed cabinet.

However, 20 seats short is an unprecedented situation and this will be the first serious challenge.

Firstly, it will require an incredibly diplomatic chief whip.

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