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Accidental Irish leader Enda Kenny exits with real class

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After delaying his promised retirement for so long it looked like they might have to throw him out, Enda Kenny finally resigned as Fine Gael leader last week with a touch of class.   He stays as taoiseach until the party chooses his successor on June 2, but it is the end of the Kenny era.   There were no theatrics, no self-serving, Haughey-style guff about the service he had done the state, just a simple statement to his colleagues in the parliamentary party at their private meeting.  Like the line from Macbeth, nothing in his (political) life became him like the leaving of it.   It took just a few moments for him to read the resignation statement at the start of the party meeting, and by all accounts it was emotional. At the end of it, with a twinkle in his eye towards those who had been pushing for months for him to make the announcement, he asked, “Is it okay if I go now?”  And then he left the room and left them to it.  It was typical of Kenny.  He is modest, personable and inoffensive, what the Irish call "a decent man."   But he was never leader material. He had been in the Dail since 1975, spending almost all of his time as an anonymous backbencher and only serving briefly as a minor minister.  He only got to be leader of Fine Gael in opposition in 2002 because the big names in the party all had a go at it first.   When he got to be taoiseach in 2011 it was because the electorate was punishing Fianna Fail for the crash, not because of any inspiration he offered.  Which is why he was often called the accidental taoiseach.   However, Kenny had something that all politicians need -- luck on his side.  Having gained seats for Fine Gael in the 2007 election, he had come close to gaining power at that point, reversing the previous steep decline of Fine Gael.   But if he had won then he would have been taoiseach when the boom turned to bust.  A few years later Ireland was bankrupt and the troika had to come in with the bailout.  Despite his best efforts he was lucky enough to lose in 2007, and the compromised Bertie Ahern stumbled on for a while before handing over to Brian Cowen.  When the crash happened over the following two years Fianna Fail took all the blame and were decimated by the voters in the 2011 election.   Kenny, the lucky man, became the accidental taoiseach and Fine Gael became the biggest party in the Dail.   The narrative that Kenny subsequently led the country back to stability and turned the crash into an economic recovery has little basis in reality.   The four-year path out of the crisis had been mapped out by the then Finance Minister Brian Lenihan while Fianna Fail was still in power.  He had begun the severe cuts in spending that were necessary to balance the books again.   When Kenny and Fine Gael took over, they merely followed the plan. The discipline to hold the line was imposed by the IMF and the EU who virtually ran the country after the bailout.   The truth is that the recovery had little to do with Kenny or his government.      Of course that did not stop Kenny and Fine Gael claiming they had saved the country.  Keep the Recovery Going was the slogan they used when Kenny called an election at the start of last year, hoping to get a mandate to stay in power for another term.   But the relentless cutbacks had embittered voters who did not feel any recovery themselves and deeply resented the way the cost of repaying the bailout had been loaded on them rather than the banks who had caused the crisis.   Instead of being rewarded by a grateful nation Fine Gael paid the price, losing a third of its seats.   From that moment on, even though he cobbled together the present minority Fine Gael led government with the support of an embarrassing gaggle of independents, Kenny's days were numbered.   Although he had done what had always been impossible and got a Fine Gael government back into power for a second term, he was damaged goods.  The young bloods in the party started to organize to get rid of him, and to appease them he announced that he would not lead Fine Gael into another election.  That was simply a recognition of the reality that if Fine Gael is to have any chance of retaining power in the future they need a young, dynamic leader.  They have a choice of two, Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney, both of whom are now campaigning hard to take over from Kenny and become taoiseach.   Although whichever of them wins will only be taoiseach until Fianna Fail decides to pull the plug and force an election.   Varadkar is the clear favorite, with most of the parliamentary party having declared they will back him.  Because of the weighted party voting system, Coveney will need to win around 70 percent of the rest of the Fine Gael voters, the councilors and ordinary members around the country.   That seems almost impossible, so he will also need to turn around some Číst dále >>> Přeložit do en

Sinn Fein’s young talent looking to future in power

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 Martin McGuinness , former first Deputy Minister had made the decision to step down.He will be deeply missed but Sinn Fein the political party has a well-honed succession plan. If you want a primer on how Sinn Fein is successful  look no further than their reaction to the collapse of the Northern Irish power sharing government last week. Even before the news was official Sinn Fein’s US representative Rita O’Hare and Pearse Doherty one of the party's rising stars in the Irish Republic, were on a plane to the US with Washington and New York meetings scheduled. You would wait a long time for a spokesman for the other parties to make such a trip. Patrick’s Day aside, engaging with the Irish American community is not a priority. Doherty who represents Donegal and was actually born in Scotland before returning at age 3, is impressive. He is the party’s finance spokesman who revealed last year that Finance Minister Michael Noonan's figures were all wrong and off by billions as the country faced another cost cutting budget. At first the media dismissed the 40-year-old’s accusation only to find out it was true. It was the kind of Alice through the  Looking Glass moment with the often derided Sinn Fein party seen as weak on economic issues running the proverbial coach and four horses through financial maestro Noonan’s numbers. Doherty also believes there will be another election in the Irish Republic in 2017 and that the after effects of the massive taxpayer payouts to keep banks solvent will still come back to haunt the powers-that-be. Put simply he does not believe the funds are in the coffers to cushion the long term pain of the bailout. Speaking of Northern Ireland, Doherty and O’Hare had met with eight congressmen on the Hill to explain the Sinn Fein position, including several powerful voices such as Congressman Joe Crowley who has a real shot at speaker someday soon and Ritchie Neal, now the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Ways and means Committee. The message was straightforward. Sinn Fein had enough of the arrogance of the DUP in power, the last straw being the pulling of funds from an Irish language school while simultaneously giving increased funds to an Orange marching band. The stated reason for withdrawal was the scandal costing $500 million of the renewable fuels imbroglio where a complete screw up of the scheme made it possible for recipients to make more from burning fuel than conserving it. Arlene Foster had been in charge of that ministry at the time and had been informed by a whistleblower of the massive overrun in costs but did nothing. Sinn Fein had also tired of Foster’s Thatcher-like persona not yielding an inch to nationalists unless it was absolutely dragged out of her. With public opinion strongly against Foster’s handling of the renewable heat issue Sinn Fein cooked a good time to withdraw.   The good news for Sinn Fein with men like  Doherty in the wings and women like Mary Lou McDonald the future of the party in the Irish Republic seems in very good hands--as does their American outreach. Číst dále >>> Přeložit do en

Bailout: Talianska vlada schvalila zachranny balik pre Monte dei Paschi

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Talianska vlada dnes v skorych rannych hodinach schvalila zachranny balik pre banku Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) vo vyske 20 miliard eur. To prakticky znamena jej znarodnenie. Číst dále >>>

Obama Tries One Last End Run To Bailout Health Insurers, Hillary’s Googly Eyes On Display Again After Debate, This is a very sad post… and more

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GAME ON!!!! (39 Photos), Very Hot and Sexy Playing Babes., The most powerful picture I have seen and more

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Bailout Cypru –zmena pravidiel hry

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Je narocne opisat vikendovy bailout balicek pre Cyprus inym sposobom. Konfiskacia 6,75 percenta penazi malych vkladatelov a 9,9 percenta velkych investicnych fondov nema precedens v inej civilizovanej a demokratickej spolocnosti. Číst dále >>>

TD Bank Buys Chrysler Financial From Cerberus [Inside 8 Mile]

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21.12.2010 15:30
Matt Hardigree
Inside 8 Mile
Bank Buys Chrysler Financial From Cerberus [Inside Mile]

Toronto-based TD Bank will purchase Chrysler Financial for $6.3 billion. Despite being named Chrysler Financial, the company is no longer owned by the automaker, but held by former owner and destroyer of worlds — Cerberus. If you do the math, Cerberus paid $7.4 billion for 80% of Chrysler, then easily shed it in the bankruptcy/bailout, kept the finance arm, and just sold that for almost the price they paid for the whole thing in the first place. [ Reuters ] More » Číst dále >>> Přeložit do en

Secret GOP plan: Push states to declare bankruptcy and smash unions

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Congressional Republicans appear to be quietly but methodically executing a plan that would a) avoid a federal bailout of spendthrift states and b) cripple public employee unions by pushing cash-strapped states such as California and Illinois to declare bankruptcy. This may be the biggest political battle in Washington, my Capitol Hill sources tell me, of 2011. Číst dále >>> Přeložit do en

No, The Big Banks Have Not "Paid Back" Government Bailouts and Subsidies

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The big banks claim that they have paid back all of the bailout money they received, and that the taxpayers have actually made money on the bailouts. Číst dále >>> Přeložit do en