Pat Rabbitte: Independent tails wag the government dog, and the tale is jaded

Is the electorate returning to the idea that party structure and discipline in politics have merit after all?

11th September, 2016
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I had my own tax-free windfall last week that not even Margrethe Vestager can attack. A small wager that the Social Democrats party would become two, rather than three, deputies before the year was out came home earlier than I had expected.

Three prima donnas in one parliamentary party is a challenge at any time. Three prima donnas in a parliamentary party of only three members is at least two too many.

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