Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to talk terms on a minority government…

Interesting wording from Fine Gael this pm: note the lack a mention of “partnership”…

Following exploratory talks this morning, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil negotiating teams have agreed to meet early next week to discuss how a viable minority government would work.

I’d mark that down as progress, not least because it now matches the Fianna Fáil leaders wording…

“Following exploratory talks today, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed to meet next week to discuss how a viable minority government would work.”

I’d say that marks the beginning of serious business, and the end of grandstanding. Along with some of the adjustments being brought forward by the reform committee we could see a minority government becoming much more viable…

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