Friday 16 November 2018

Opposition finds it has a real leader emerging at long last

Conor Cruise O'Brien

PAT RABBITTE, the Labour Party's new leader, is emerging as the real leader of the opposition in the present Dail. This is an extremely healthy development, as Pat Rabbitte is not only a shrewd political tactician, but also a man of principle, for which he is prepared to run ris

PAT RABBITTE, the Labour Party's new leader, is emerging as the real leader of the opposition in the present Dail. This is an extremely healthy development, as Pat Rabbitte is not only a shrewd political tactician, but also a man of principle, for which he is prepared to run risks.

I have long admired Mr Rabbitte's capacities in opposition, but it is only in the short time since he became leader of his party that his full stature began to be apparent.

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