From my article in The Sunday Times today:
“Why would Galea allow himself to be part of a charade? Has he reconciled the doubts he had about Delia’s suitability for leadership? Has Delia’s election absolved him of his past like a sacral bath?
What comes into play in the present situation is a hope that the party, if not necessarily its leader, is delivered of an existential crisis that would risk, in the eyes of someone who gave their entire life to its collective mission, being washed away for ever.
There’s an irresistible call of duty to see that, whatever the misgivings, at least the continued survival of the party is ensured.
There are many reasons to call this misguided.”