Fianna Fail crowd sourcing policy in the Dail?

About face it is then. Brian Cowen has just re-iterated in Leaders Questions, that the purpose of his ‘supplementary budget’ will be to keep the public deficit down to 9.5%… No sign of a date for it other than before, as JL Notes, April Fools Day… In the meantime, other than the Government’s bust books, he wants to see the Opposition’s plans before he shows them his… Using the Dail as a smart mob… Clever, but not exactly how the parliamentary system was designed to work…

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