Labor's fightback plan comes too late

China and Indonesia have given Labor room to fight on climate change and asylum seekers, respectively. But Labor's strategist John McTernan shouldn't get his hopes up.

Finally this week there are glimmers of strategy emerging from the beseiged Gillard government that might justify some of the expense of 457 visa worker John McTernan – Tony Blair’s communications guru, imported by the Gillard team to outmanoeuvre a Coalition running rings around Labor.

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