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# Fine Gael
Video: How's 2013 been so far? Here's what Fine Gael thinks...
The party has released a short video putting a positive spin on events so far this year…

WITH ANOTHER AUSTERITY budget last December it is unlikely to have been an easy start to 2013 for many ordinary citizens across the country.

Politically it has been eventful enough with the EU presidency and the Meath East by-election but there have been some considerable troubles for the coalition, not least negotiations with the public sector unions over further cuts and the ongoing mortgage arrears crisis.

But the senior coalition party, Fine Gael, has put a pretty positive spin on things in this video released today:

YouTube: Fine Gael

Hat tip: Suzybie

What do you think?

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