Monday May 25, 2020

All that's left of Labour

The talk within Labour is of getting back to its roots', but this fails to recognise the reality that it is no longer a genuinely left-wing party, writes Niamh Puirseil.

1st June, 2014
Even in the gloomiest days of a difficult election campaign, most Labour members had not anticipated such a level of carnage.

What is the point of the Labour Party? This question arises whenever Labour is having a crisis, and it is having a very big crisis right now.

The writing was on the wall for a while, but despite a dire by-election result, dismal opinion polls and a rough reception on the doorsteps before the poll, it seems that Labour activists were more sanguine than one might have expected.

As former senior official Tony Heffernan said:...

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