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George Lee resigns from Fine Gael and the Dáil

Well, that didn’t last long, did it? George Lee heads for the hills and steps down as a TD and a member of Fine Gael. His resignation statement is here. He shall now be known as GeorgeLeeExTD UPDATES Comment of …

Mon, Feb 8, 2010, 13:57

   

Well, that didn’t last long, did it? George Lee heads for the hills and steps down as a TD and a member of Fine Gael. His resignation statement is here. He shall now be known as GeorgeLeeExTD

UPDATES

Comment of the day so far: Sean O’Rourke on the RTE News at One recalling the text he sent to GeorgeLeeExTD on budget day – “one day, all of this was yours”.

OTR readers strike again: this was predicted last week by Comet

So, what’s next for GeorgeLeeExTD? Actually, is there a precedent for ANY Irish TD to throw a wobbler like that and walk out of the job after a few months? And does this, plus the fact that Enda Kenny has been rubbish on the TV and the radio these last few weeks, mean now could be a good time to place a few bob on FF winning the next election? It could never happen….could it?

Of course, this could be the time for GeorgeLeeExTD to take out the laptop and write Da Buke. I seem to remember that he signed a contract to write a book in 2008/09 but handed back the advance. That book was supposed to be on the collapse of the Irish economy, but the new one could be about nine months in the life of GeorgeLeeExTD.

They may not have issued a statement or a press release (yet), but Fine Gael HQ are on the case and their site has already been Leewashed: “0 results for “george lee””

The writing was on the Twitter – look at the last tweet from @georgelee

Finally, someone has told Enda Kenny the news. Here’s the statement from the FG chief.

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