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Sinn Féin joins the Great Disruption
The third group of Great Disruptors is Sinn Féin. Their Utopia is, of course, a United Ireland. They ostensibly oppose a no-deal Brexit, and indeed Brexit itself. But beneath this opposition lies the belief that the worse Brexit is, the quicker we will have a Border poll and the more likely it is that Protestants in Northern Ireland will swim for the green lifeboat to avoid going down with the British ship. Alongside the disaster capitalism of Johnson's faction and the disaster socialism of Corbyn's, there is this disaster nationalism. It does not deny that no-deal would be awful - it welcomes this awfulness as the Great Disruption that completes the Irish national revolution.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Aug 6th, 2019 at 02:02:10 PM EST
Why shouldn't Sinn Féin plan to take advantage of the inevitable?  They aren't making it inevitable, and they aren't even in a position to help avoid it, so I can't condemn them too much.
by rifek on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 07:20:41 PM EST
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If they took their seven seats in the UK Parliament, if only to bring down the government and force a new election that would be something and it is hard to say they cannot do that.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 9th, 2019 at 07:36:45 PM EST
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