Sean Farren argues that Sinn Fein is limited in its legitimate use of any democratic mandate:They have a mandate for lasting peace and equality, yet in the negotiations when they were meant to be working for peace, they knew the IRA was planning the biggest robbery ever. They abused their own mandate.
“No nationalist voted for kidnapping a family and armed robbery. Nationalists resent the way unionists are now making out that they support kidnappings and crime.”
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