Backroom: Voters won't listen if the Labour Party talks only to itself
Instead of navel gazing, what the party needs is a hard-nosed populist programme for the middle that won't break the bank.
In the aftermath of its disastrous performance in the Meath East by-election, the Labour Party has fallen into one of its customary bouts of introspection. In the past, these have generally been about whether to enter or remain in government. The current soul-searching is different, for while it has its roots in the pivotal decision to enter government in 2011, no one in their right mind seriously believes that it would be a good idea...
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