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To my admittedly non-expert knowledge the usual outcome of "betrayal" (sic) of core Republican principles is faction fighting and a split in the organization.  From this spins what I said up thread about Adams needing to build support for such a move in SF.

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by ATinNM on Sun Aug 27th, 2017 at 06:46:15 PM EST
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Sinn Fein run a very tight ship when it comes to party discipline, and while there are still a couple of tiny dissident Republican groups who regard Sinn Fein as traitors, they are politically and militarily insignificant.

If the Ard Chomhairle of Sinn Fein make the decision to end abstentionism, the decision will stick, although some may argue they won't make that decision until the IRA Army Council has endorsed it.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Aug 27th, 2017 at 07:41:46 PM EST
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