Sunday 11 December 2016

De Burca's resignation shows real dignity

Published 13/02/2010 | 05:00

Senator Deirdre de Burca.
Senator Deirdre de Burca.

Now George Lee, this is how to resign with principle. Senator Deirdre de Burca has shown with understated brilliance how an honourable person resigns from a party she can no longer be a part of with dignity.

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Ms de Burca put in the hard slog and agreed to enter coalition with honourable intentions.

She was no flighty passer-through. She carefully reviewed her conscience and concluded that, based on her own party's almost forgotten ethical base position, now utterly betrayed, that she had no choice other than to resign.

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