Sunday January 19, 2020

Paul Murphy's new group won't rise to the occasion

The Dublin TD's new left-wing venture, Rise, is big on ideas but short on detail and practicality

4th October, 2019
Paul Murphy at the launch of Rise, his new political group Photo: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

Murphy would probably hate agree with Boris Johnson about anything at all, but he might concur with one of the British prime minister’s observations in his first party conference speech. Johnson declared that now is time “to reboot our politics”. Murphy’s Rise has many goals; contributing to the rebooting of politics is certainly one of them and surely the most ambitious, and the most difficult.

But first, Rise –...

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