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?
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.
When Stephen Donnelly...
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