Opinion Fionnan Sheahan

Saturday 22 July 2017

Joan's path to Labour top job a cakewalk

Burton has air of candidate treating leadership campaign as a warm-up act

Joan Burton. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Joan Burton. Photo: Gerry Mooney

It's Joan. Barring an utter miracle in the final fortnight of the Labour Party leadership contest, Joan Burton will be crowned leader and Tanaiste on July 4.

There'll be no fireworks on Independence Day as the outcome has gone from being predictable to a cakewalk.

At this stage, Alex White is merely saving face and he's not carrying out that exercise in a terribly dignified manner.

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