Brian Feeney makes the point that regardless of how people feel about it, Sinn Fein possesses an unimpeachable mandate as the lead nationalist party. He argues there are very few traces of UUP or SDLP suggestions in the final deal released by the two governments, because in a democracy, the winner takes all.
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