Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Déjà vu - Election may not usher in expected change

Photo from The Irish Times.
Professor Michael Marsh of Trinity College is obviously a fan of my blog, and must have read my post "Could it happen here - Government wipe-out?" of 19th December last? 

Prof Marsh writes in today's (29th December) Irish Times about the expected election next year and speculates that the election might bring in the same dramatic change as happened in Canada in 1993. He compares Fianna Fáil's election prospects with those of the Canadian Conservative Party in that election. He also expects that Fianna Fáil may not do as badly as the polls suggest due to the election being "fought with a strong emphasis on local candidates, and policy will again take a back seat" - all politics is local!

Of course, I don't really believe that a respected academic like Prof Marsh reads my blog as part of his research for his articles (but you never know!). However... I did publish a full 10 days before him - maybe I should be writing for The Irish Times!

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