Pat Leahy: Coalition should not spend the year trying to buy the election

10th January, 2015
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The new year has begun with an intense period of planning and strategising among all the political parties, and especially in government.

The coalition needs something to change in politics and the public mood if it is to elevate its narrative of economic recovery above that of unfairness and official incompetence – hence its need to be proactive and to “do something”.

The urge to “do something” to politically promote itself is among...

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