Monday 26 February 2018

Why Labour should stalk the moving middle ground

Tanaiste and Leader of the Labour Party Joan Burton pictured during her opening address at the start of the Labour Party national Conference in the INEC at Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney on Friday (Picture Credit: Frank Mc Grath)
Tanaiste and Leader of the Labour Party Joan Burton pictured during her opening address at the start of the Labour Party national Conference in the INEC at Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney on Friday (Picture Credit: Frank Mc Grath)
Joan Burton
Joan Burton
Joan Burton pictured during her opening address at the start of the Labour Party national Conference in the INEC at Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney yesterday

Sometimes it seems the less said the better - whether dealing with issues relating to the Almighty - or with more mundane matters such as political point scoring. And this piece of advice could be very relevant as the race to the general election gathers ever more pace.

This week Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin cautioned those involved in the same sex marriage debate, who may be supporting the views of the Catholic Church, to be careful with the language they use when arguing their case.

The Archbishop quite sensibly realises that more harm than good will be done to the Church's side of the argument, by verbals which range from the hysterical and rabidly confrontational, to the downright bad mannered, and insulting.

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