Pat Leahy: A few empty months before the general election beckons
The coalition needs to fill them with governing well. But will it?
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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