De Burca's resignation shows real dignity
Published 13/02/2010 | 05:00
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.
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.