Labour support slumps


Sir, – Peter Molloy (October 2nd) expresses his belief that it is Labour’s opponents who “continue to peddle snakeoil remedies”; but he seems not to have noticed that the party has not only bought said ubiquitous toxic elixir wholesale, but picked up the retail franchise to distribute it to an electorate which refuses to swallow yet another teaspoonful, no matter what pink PR saccharine it sweetens it with.

Labour voters did not vote for Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil fat-cat conservatism. They voted for government of the market, not by the market, for the market. The latter is “mere anarchy . . . loosed upon the world”; and is tending again towards the cyclical consequences of such historical myopia. – Yours, etc,


Castleview Estate,

Headford, Co Galway.