Pat Leahy: A few empty months before the general election beckons

The coalition needs to fill them with governing well. But will it?

18th October, 2015
Time to decide.. Pic: Pixabay

When Tony Blair won his landslide victory in the 1997 British general election, smashing nearly two decades of Margaret Thatcher’s Tory imperium with an astounding 100-seat majority, he travelled to Labour’s victory party in London, where a delirious crowd awaited him.

One of the first people he met was Neil Kinnock, his predecessor-but-one and the political godfather of the New Labour modernisers.

Kinnock must have thought he would never see the day,...

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