Sep 5, 2014

The long history of DLP paranoia, treachery and anti-Catholic scaremongering

John Madigan has quit the DLP after allegations of spying, factional intrigue and enemies in the ranks. Oh, the irony!

Jeff Sparrow

Writer, editor, broadcaster, and an Honorary Fellow at Victoria University.

Allegations of anti-Catholic sectarianism, a long-running political party in a bitter split over disloyalty, political intrigue and allegations of spying: somehow, we’ve been transported back to 1955, the year that Bob Santamaria orchestrated the great schism in the ALP.

This time, though, it’s the Democratic Labour Party that’s being split.

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2 thoughts on “The long history of DLP paranoia, treachery and anti-Catholic scaremongering

  1. graybul


    Why in hell, certainly not in heaven, are we investing sqillions in Royal Commissions??

  2. CML

    graybul – All that kiddy fiddling started in earnest when the Catholic Church began its march to become “AN IMPECCABLE ESTABLISHMENT INSTITUTION!!
    I remember it well, lived through it all, and gave it away decades ago. Catholicism turned me into an atheist!!

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