Where’s that bandwagon?

Call me cynical if you like, but Sinn Féin’s latest move is perhaps the most distasteful example of using someone else’s grief for self-publicity that I’ve seen for some time.At a fundemental level what’s at work here, in my opinion, is this – Gerry Adams continues to see himself as being of the same political standing as the Irish Taoiseach or the British Prime Minister (or indeed the democratically elected leader of any country). Far from his intended aim of presenting himself as a statesman, his perpetuating of that image, by claiming to speak for the people of Ireland, shows contempt for democracy here.