Where now for beleaguered Labour?

Pat Rabbitte’s decision to resign as leader of the labour Party last week was a courageous and principled one, evidence of a sense of political responsibility that is alas seldom evident in our public life.

25th August, 2007

Pat Rabbitte’s decision to resign as leader of the labour Party last week was a courageous and principled one, evidence of a sense of political responsibility that is alas seldom evident in our public life.

However, it is far from clear if it is the right decision for the Labour Party. Or for our politics generally. As the potential candidates for the party’s leadership begin to sound out potential support, it’s hard to...

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