So it was with some shock that I read some of Chris Andrews' tweets from last night
- FG are not getting the traction in the polls because people see little difference between FF and FG. A merger makes sense to me
- If people were serious it shouldn't take long. I believe there is as much difference within FF as there is between FF and FG
- It's all pretty much speculation because it's unlikely to happen. Maybe after next election is would be considered.It's a big leap
If Chris does cross the floor it will make for an interesting FG selection convention. With Lucinda Creighton as a sitting deputy, Eoghan Murphy pushing hard with seemingly endless resources behind him and the specter of Michael McDowell's return to electoral politics looming over them, this four way battle would put the Labour DSE in-fighting of earlier in the year in the ha'penny place. I'm sure Phoenix magazine would have a field day.