Readers back Ming not to resign

According to Leitrim Observer readers, Deputy Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s penalty point controversy is not a resigning issue.

According to Leitrim Observer readers, Deputy Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s penalty point controversy is not a resigning issue.

Following the Independent TD’s exclusive interview with the Leitrim Observer last week where he apologised for the “massive mistake” he made, but also called for Taoiseach Enda Kenny to apologise for not keeping his promises, we asked our readers on Facebook if they believed the TD should resign.

While there were a few who said “Yes” the majority of those who commented said it was not a resigning matter.

Martina Jeenan said “Ming needs to lead by example.” Cosa Ni Raighne commented “he was voted in to be trustworthy and a role model he’s as bad as the rest of them he never admitted anything until the press got hold of it.”

Nora Prior added “when all the others that made mistakes resign Ming can resign too but not before.”

Gill Baldwin-Ives said “there are far more serious issues to be sorted out. If it was possible for Ming to be the leader of this country, it would be a breath of fresh air.”

Lottie Meehan noted “it’s a few penalty points, he didn’t murder anyone, (or rob from the Irish tax payer!) get over yourself Ireland.”

“Wouldn’t we all love to dodge penalty points,” Ann Lappin stated, also saying, “Leave Ming alone I say, I think he’d do a better job as the leader of our nation, than the half wit who’s running it now.”

Terence Reynolds replied, “The man has made an idiot of himself and shown himself to be a hypocrite but I don’t think it’s a resigning issue! His interviews in the local media last week were laughable though! A clown!”

Michael Dorrigan also said it was not a resigning matter but he said, “I don’t think he has a chance in hell of being re-elected. He gets bogged down so often that not even the turfcutters will want to be associated with him!”

Eddie Lynch concluded the comments saying he shouldn’t resign as “he has proof now that the law enforcers break the law.”

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