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Sinn Fein has already abandoned its abstention from Dail Eireann in the 1980s and from Stormont in 1998. The party is in constant evolution and Adams is probably strong enough to carry it off, on a once off basis, just to defeat the Tories.  Sinn Fein already claim their Westminster "expenses" in any case.  

The main obstacle is the pledge of allegiance to the Queen which can be dismissed as an "empty formula" if required.  Sinn Fein would probably not object to the Queen remaining as titular head of state of N. Ireland, or to Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth, in the context of a united Ireland in any case.

So taking "the pledge" would just be a first step to that end you see....

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Aug 27th, 2017 at 05:21:35 PM EST
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