Its sort of looking like an Enid Blyton book today with Lucinda and the Famous Five or is it the Secret Seven heading to the RDS to hold a conversation with their “Monster Rally” participants.
The intrepid Lucinda will be busy as they talk about REFORM, economic, political and health reform.
Its been a fairly easy ride so far, with acres and acres of free advertising in the print media and broadcasts to the nation on TV and radio.
Its cheap for the media as well as they dont have to go looking for the news , they dont have to critically analyse politics or they have to do is dial Lucinda and her followers and let them talk.
This is a strange and a not so strange phenomenon, we all love a good row and this split in Fine Gael could be fun.
With an enormous majority in the Dail its kind of pointless talking to the backbenchers who support the government so stick a mike in front of the Secret Seven and hey presto we have a story!!!
But its only a filler as the REFORM ALLIANCE really has no substance longterm.
Lucinda Creighton was a very impressive Minister of State for European Affairs whose stand on the Abortion issue in 2013 was clear cogent and in all probability will be proven correct.
But its an enormous leap to move from this position into leading or fronting another Political Party based on Reform.
Reform is in itself an intangible and can mean what ever you want it to be!
The Irish Political landscape is littered by failed new parties. None have stood the test of time, none have had a long life span none have managed to replace FF FG and Labour.
Those three parties in themselves have changed and reshaped both themselves and their support base.
FG went into a decline after Berties last General Election win but bounced back after Enda promised to electrify them. Admittedly the country had to be bankrupted before the Irish people turned back to him.
FF is suffering the backlash now of that economic disaster with the people who partied with the Celtic Tiger now taking its revenge on them.
They still have support and while it might take two or three General Elections they will return.
Labour of course has its own story, there have been to many Labour parties in the past to mention here but this Democratic Left version could well be in power for a few more years yet.
There is no REFORM in Ireland and no appetite from the general public for it.
All they want is money in their pockets and to be able to duck and dive to see what more they can get and believe they are entitled to!
Thats why they elected Bertie three times, and thats why they wont move to far from the Parish Pump.
There is no hope for Lucinda , the Secret Seven and their Reform Alliance, its all a piece of fiction good to fill the media pages , the public wont support them but they are in the news till they fade away!