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Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 11 Dec 2018, 13:21
by Mr. Stupid
The current TDs are:
1. Clare Daly
2. Alan Farrell
3. Darragh O'Brien
4. Louise O’Reilly
5. Brendan Ryan

Once, Brexit madness happens we'll be having an election. I predict:

1. Darragh O'Brien -- will top the poll
2. Clare Daly -- number 2
3. Louise O'Reilly- Shinners are on the march
4. James Reilly - will win his seat back. Has been active on ground and shows his face in the Senate, nice 20 million for Balbriggan which he'll take credit for and Farrell has been dormant. He won't be doing any vote management strategy this time around.
5. Clifford -Lee. She is good looking, has had lots of TV appearances and represents the working Mother so will gets lots of votes from Women and Men (for her looks mainly).

Alan Farrell is out. Hasn't been strong enough at either local or national level. FG won't care because he is not front bench material and not good enough at the pot hole stuff to be a good back bencher. He is gone.

Only other suprise will be is the social democrats get a big name on the ticket or the green get one. I'd see the shinner as possibly under threat there. She is not going to get the you're just a lady vote and the area isn't really Republican or nackery enough (yet) for the Shinners. Come back in 5 / 10 years time and it's will Shinners all the way as large parts of Fingal turns in Corduff part deux.

Labour are out. Just have lost their way politically. Their secular agenda is yesterday's news and the trade union movement well half of their members aren't happy with. So not sure who they appeal to. The hard left will go with Daly all the way.

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 13:45
by Vlad the Impaler
Yep, can't argue with that.

If Farrell goes, then I'll be happy. Arrogant git with no obvious skills.

Clifford-Lee is a numpty, but she will get a seat for the reasons you outline.

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 14:53
by Quello Serio
If you wouldn't call Lorraine Clifford-Lee that to her face, then you shouldn't say it here either. She's the only politician in the last few years that I've seen going door-to-door when there wasn't an election in progress.

I'd have no problem telling Alan Farrell that he is indeed an arrogant git.

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 15:26
by Vlad the Impaler
I’ll happily call her a numpty for that whole sexism blather in the Senate the other week.

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 16:25
by Quello Serio
Fair enough. I've googled that now, but I don't understand what it was all about. The senate is a waste of space, time and money.

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 13 Dec 2018, 09:17
by Vlad the Impaler
Yeah, the speaker told her to wait her turn for speaking and she pulled a Serena Williams on him.

Well, we had the chance to abolish the Senate, and the wise people of Ireland voted to keep it.

One good thing about increased populated in Donabate is that it should give us more pull in getting politicians' attention.

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 13 Dec 2018, 11:21
by Derek
Brendan Ryan lives the furthest from our town, but is the only TD (if not publicly elected rep) who has a regular clinic here.

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 13 Dec 2018, 11:55
by cyberjc
Do you think FG's spineless opposition to the Occupied Territories Bill could lose them votes in the next

I will probably vote Labour as usual even though they don't impress!

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 13 Dec 2018, 13:44
by Vlad the Impaler
All the best to the Palestinians and the Israelis, but I'm more concerned about Fine Gael focussing on a proper transport strategy for our east coast than the middle east. Proper housing planning also.

It's a big world out there, and you can take your pick of global issues - but it's a distraction when we're not doing so good on putting our own country back in shape, so let's prioritise, eh?

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 14 Dec 2018, 16:06
by Roarsbaby
Wise words Vlad

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 14 Dec 2018, 23:15
by Mr. Stupid
The only difference between FF and FG is FF are even happier with large amounts of social housing in Dublin as they want to regain a lot of the vote they have lost to the hard left and shinners. FG are for the richer men but they don't care about Donabate. So from a Donabate perspective FG have done nothing are going to do nothing for the area. They will focus on the affluent areas where they get their money from.

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Posted: 17 Dec 2018, 09:04
by bronorton
Really struggling on who to vote for

FF - Clifford-Lee - the whole sexism thing has me turned right off her. And its FF, it will be a while before I can vote for them again. I dont really want more development in the area based on nudges and winks

FG - the state of transport here - they have made it worse not improved it, and they continue to blame FF for everything, no accountability at all and doing whatever they can do hold onto power. The last budget was an insult to workers and those who "get up early in the morning)

None of the parties actually stand for anything I believe in and all operate in the media driven middle ground.