Another life lesson on family business from politics

September 8, 2006

A propos of a previous post – Tony and Gordon as Family Business – on the day in which Tony Blair, father of the Labour Party in the UK and current Prime Minister announces he will go (just not yet though so hang on again for a date…), Mary Harney, Mother of the Irish Progressive Democrats, Coalition partner and Minister for Health takes the country by surprise by announcing her resignation as leader of the party. Nominations for a replacement are due next Monday – no waiting, no agonising about naming the date – no scandal, no gossip, she gets to control her departure, the “children” get to plan her replacement, clean, clean, clean…Who says there aren’t any life lessons from politics?