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Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael Coalition a natural marriage of right wing politics – Ó Snodaigh

23 August, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Reacting to media speculation that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have been in discussions on a possible coalition Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh has said such an arrangement would be a natural marriage of two right wing party’s with very little policy differences.

The Dublin South Central TD said if this were to happen politics in Ireland would finally fall down on a left versus right axis and the people would be given a clear choice at election time.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“For too long now power in Ireland has been passed back and forward from one right wing party to another on the pretence that one is different to the other. The fact that both of these parties are the two major parties in the South has led to a situation where the electorate see smaller parties as simply a prop for one or other of Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael.

“A coalition of these two parties would be a natural marriage of two right wing parties with very little policy difference and would finally herald a new dawning in Irish politics where we would have a real left versus right axis and people would be given a clear choice at election time.

“It would also show the folly of the Labour Party moving to the right in order to snuggle up to Fine Gael. Eamon Gilmore would be better using his time to build left wing politics than to prop up a right wing government.” ENDS

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