Monday 24 July 2017

Labour needs a clean slate and a new strategy

Eamon Gilmore: under pressure. Photo: Collins
Eamon Gilmore: under pressure. Photo: Collins

* Time for Labour to decide whether it wants to survive – or disappear. The Cheshire cat. Not with a grin, nor a bang, but with a whimper and an apologetic grimace, pathetically shovelling blame elsewhere.

We have the electoral figures. No more speculation nor wishful thinking. A three-party political landscape and Labour deleted from most of it. A de facto irrelevance in the struggle for the socio-economic future of our country and people.

A battle badly lost but a long, hard war still winnable.

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