Leading article: A politician in search of a party

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The Independent Online

Even being elected leader of Veritas did not stop Mr Silk from flouncing off yesterday. Apparently he had no option but to depose himself. "It is impossible to have an effective political party without a central administration and significant financial support," he thundered. But would the Veritas membership not be justified in pointing out that sorting this out is the responsibility of, well, the leader?

But let us be fair. Kilroy detected a deeper malaise in Veritas. "I would be misleading the members of the party and the public if I pretended that we could make progress." In other words: give up Veritas, it's a lost cause. That prompts us to wonder what part of the Veritas manifesto Kilroy was referring to. Withdrawal from the EU? Perhaps Kilroy has finally begun to talk some sense after all these years.

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