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Brian Cowen survived a confidence vote in the Dail on Wednesday by 5 votes and the day after it was announced that Enda Kenny had won a confidence vote sparked by dissatisfaction on the FG front bench by a similar (supposedly secret) margin. But why is it that the leaders of the two long established bourgeois parties in the state have reached such an impasse at the same time? The answer is clear the economy is in crisis and Labour has overtaken FG in the polls.