I think Enda is misreading the mood of the nation. Either that or he is unable to contain his aspirations to be a tinpot dictator.
How can he think there is an appetite to give additional powers to the government to investigate financial misdeeds – a proposal that the public have shot down in flames once already? Why does he think that a Dail committee that cannot make findings of fact is the appropriate way to investigate anything? Does he just see an opportunity to parade FF’s dirty laundry in public again? At this stage, could he even get a referendum on Seanad abolition passed?
I think Enda fancies himself as a more “presidential” type of leader. He’s well known to be a student and fan of Barack Obama’s speeches. As leader of a government in a unicameral system there will be fewer annoying obstacles in his way. Basically, he wants to be Il Duce.
Enda thinks he’s Kennedy. I don’t have a big issue with the way he is, it’s just he ain’t no Jack Kennedy. He stands back and tries to be the chairman and presidential. As he’s a lightweight this is good as he can’t meddle in things too much. He is 11 years as party leader in FG. I’d say he wants to win the next election and go a year after that tops.
Considering what went before, Enda has done something to restore a presentable image for Ireland abroad.
Amazing vote of no confidence in Ireland’s judicial and criminal systems that there is apparently no way to establish the facts of this case. It really is an indictment of the DPP and the cops that these Anglo recordings have been available for years and nothing has been done. An inquiry into this is a total waste of money and time. Definitely time for a bit of this.
Martina Devlin of the “One House” campaign saying on RTE that the Seanad abolition campaign was negatively affected by Il Duce’s refusal to debate the issue. She says it was discourteous to the electorate. And that’s what the people on his side are saying!
In the same interview David Norris hardly able to contain himself. Says that Il Duce’s power grab has failed.
BTW, I assume the government will do what they did with the European elections,
claim there was confusion amongst the public, and not enough people voted,
so they will re-run it until they get the vote they want