Changing horses in midstream

Uncontradicted meeja reports last weekend suggested that the Labour Party commissioned focus group research last year, which helpfully suggested that people might vote Labour if the party pursued a tougher line on immigration.

4th February, 2006

Uncontradicted meeja reports last weekend suggested that the Labour Party commissioned focus group research last year, which helpfully suggested that people might vote Labour if the party pursued a tougher line on immigration.

Is there any connection between the results of this research and the recent calls by Pat Rabbitte?

Well, cast your mind back to the citizenship referendum. At that time, Rabbitte accused Fianna Fail of holding the referendum because their market research told...

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