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... the voiceless nationalist community in N. Ireland. Sinn Fein is coming in for a lot of criticism in Ireland for its abstentionist policy in Westminster...

I can understand that the oath of allegiance to the UK Crown, that a sitting MP is required to take, is an impossible act for an Irish Republican representative. This has the unfortunate consequences of loss of voice that you describe.

Apart from the Lambeg Drum Beat of the DUP, we hear far too little opinion from NI. Farming and business BBC programmes occasionally interview a very concerned spokesperson who expresses their concern cautiously as is required by their local politics.

Almost nothing is heard of the nationalist viewpoint. I find that concerning. Are nationalists keeping quiet and letting the Tories get on with destabilising the GFA or are their voices being ignored in the UK?

by oldremainmer48 on Wed Jan 30th, 2019 at 01:03:30 PM EST
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