The party may not be everything

A small but growing theme of discussion in NI has centred around the possible re-alignment of politics. According to Toby Harnden, operating to purely party interests may not be the most effective means of achieving a United Ireland. He digs up a 1990 quotation from Gerry Adams:

“Adams mused about a ‘gradualist scenario with Dublin taking up more and more responsibility and the British influence slowly waning’. This meant ending up ‘with a situation that may be very bad for the very specific republican organisation or base or struggle but becomes good for the overall cause'”.

Harnden is author of Bandit Country, The IRA & South Armagh

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