From the Derry Journal archives…

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A short piece of “nostalgia” from the Derry Journal archives, May 19, 1989.

“The SDLP leadership has lost its way,” claimed Derry Sinn Fein councillor, Mitchel McLaughlin, commenting yesterday on SDLP Leader John Hume’s invitation to the Unionists to engage in talks without an agenda, but within the context of Northern Ireland. Colr. McLaughlin said the gap between between nationalist demands for peace, unity and independence and the willingness of John Hume, Austin Currie and Eddie McGrady to settle for the return of Stormont was growing wider and wider.

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  • megatron

    Wow. Not voting SF on friday now this shocking hypocrisy has been exposed.

  • megatron

    or thursday even :-)

  • Morpheus

    I think shell-suits were still in fashion 25 years ago, weird how things move on eh?

  • Sp12

    Is this one of your science posts explaining how time works and stuff?
    I love those.

  • keano10

    Slugger’s anti Sinn Fein obsession results in it’s most obscure and irrelevant post to date…

    Next week – The West Cork Times of 1919 tells Sinn Fein that their new breakaway parliament Dail Eireann cannot possibly survive…

  • Morpheus

    Keano you sarky old git – love it :)

  • Sp12

    I’ll have to respectfully disagree Keano
    This linked post was much more obscure and irrelevant
    http://sluggerotoole.com/2009/08/26/ted-kennedy-will-be-deeply-regretted/

    This post is a science post about time and chroniton particles and stuff, probably too highbrow for the likes of you :)

  • mac tire

    And…the bottom of the barrel has been reached.

  • tacapall

    “I think shell-suits were still in fashion 25 years ago, weird how things move on eh”

    Its weird isn’t it everything seems to have changed since then except the leadership of Sinn Fein.

  • Dixie Elliott

    I love it when the Adamsites start barking… It shows that something has pulled their tails….

  • son of sam

    Would that be the same Mitchell Mc Laughlin who will later this year become Speaker of the Assembly ?He seems to have settled very well into Stormont and is now part of the Establishment !!