So George Lee has resigned from Fine Gael and from the Dáil. This isn’t good news for Fine Gael, George Lee or the people of Dublin South. Its not exactly good news of Fianna Fail either. Labour will probably win the seat in the next by-election.
My own feelings on his resignation is fairly well summed up by the cartoon over on Caricatures Ireland.
It takes more then nine months to make an impact on party policy, you can’t expect a party to defer to your judgement. You can give your opinion, but you can’t write the policy, its not your job.
So again Dublin South is without a representative and they will have to vote again. Lee has thrown their trust back at them and damaged Fine Gael and himself in the process. There is no RTÉ job to go back to.
What happens next is anyone’s guess!
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