In your editorial prompted by James Selfe’s resignation as chair of the DA’s federal executive, you say: “Whether Selfe’s resignation will prove to be the silver bullet to put the DA on a different trajectory remains to be seen.” (“End of an Era for the DA”, June 11).

Obviously, what contribution he will make to the future of the party, if any, will depend on the role he is given from this point on. But I have no doubt that, given the chance, he has a major contribution to make. ..

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