Rabbitte risks racism charge

It has been described as dangerous territory for any politician because it risks inflaming racist sentiment in the general election campaign.

19th August, 2006

It has been described as dangerous territory for any politician because it risks inflaming racist sentiment in the general election campaign. But it’s a chance that Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte appears willing to take, having last week reopened the debate about migrant workers filling Irish jobs. In his address to the Parnell Summer School at Avondale, Co Wicklow, Rabbitte dismissed reports that there was little evidence to support claims of displacement of Irish jobs...

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