Entitlement March 30, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
This is near priceless, a report in the IT this morning about the LP and its leadership. It appears that there’s trouble at the – now depleted – top. For a certain J. Burton may have outstayed her welcome with calls now for her to resign.
One former Labour TD said: “If any other leader was in the position Joan is in now they would resign at the earliest opportunity. I don’t know what her thinking is but she cannot stay on in her current position. We took an absolute roasting. She did her best but she seems to think nothing has happened.”
What is the logic?
Ms Burton is said to be eager to remain on as leader until Government negotiations have concluded and a second election has been ruled out.
Surely there can’t be any serious belief that anything will change in the interim that might allow for a continuation of leadership. Can there?
Speaking of which what of this?
Of the party’s seven elected representatives, three are said to be serious contenders for the position. Deputy leader Alan Kelly, minister of state Seán Sherlock and minister for public expenditure Brendan Howlin are said to be interested.
The party is anxious for Mr Howlin to take over but it is understood he will only accept the role if uncontested.