Labour's scare tactics don't leave electorate cowering
Published 19/02/2011 | 05:00
WHAT has happened the Labour Party in this general election campaign that it is reduced to scare tactics clearly brought about by sheer panic?
The party, which had such high hopes, ends the second- last week of the campaign looking rather grubby and more than a little desperate. It has even succeeded in making a single-party government seem the preferable outcome of the election.
In all the war-gaming Labour must have had ahead of this general election, surely a reprise of former PD leader Michael McDowell's shimmy up a pole in Ranelagh to erect a poster warning of the dangers of single- party government was not one of them.