Saturday 21 January 2017

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?

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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.

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