Labour likely to win just 10 seats in next election
Polls slide raises new questions over Gilmore's leadership, as party figures call for a 'Plan B'
LABOUR TDs and senators are alarmed at recent opinion poll findings, which indicate that the party will win just 10 seats in the next General Election – a prospect that has raised renewed questions about the leadership of Eamon Gilmore.
Speaking to the Sunday Independent, Senator John Whelan last week warned: "People are in a state of denial and delusion if they think it's impossible, just because we've been around for a hundred years, that we won't be obliterated like the Greens and the PDs.''
And Mr Whelan slammed what he said was the current culture of "despairing acceptance". He said: "We have to break out of that mode and become more forcible."