Saturday December 14, 2019

Smith: Lost leader or lost cause?

{ "b" : "John Smith: A Life," , "cite" : "by Mark Stuart, Methuen, €36.50."}

16th July, 2005

{ "b" : "John Smith: A Life," , "cite" : "by Mark Stuart, Methuen, €36.50."}

When John Smith suffered a fatal heart attack in May 1994, the British political world united in grief. Widely seen as a decent and honourable man, the rotund Scot had been firmly on course to become the first Labour prime minister in almost 20 years. His passing was an enormous loss to his party and his country.

That, at least, is one version of events.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago

Greater Dublin Area draft Transport Strategy published

Digital Desk | 4 years ago