Minor victory for Labour but major battle awaits on doorsteps
LABOUR may have to revert to the straight version of that supermarket slogan – "every little helps" – when they try selling this one on the doorsteps over the final fortnight of these local and European election campaigns.
Their February 2011 General Election parody of the slogan – "every little hurts" – has proved dangerously accurate. The Labour campaign claimed Fine Gael would whack voters with a €238 per year water charge among other horrors.
Well, the prediction was only €2 out. But the problem is that they were also predicting their own story.