Sinn Fein vote to hold despite early 'mistake'

Arthur Aughey reckons that Sinn Fein’s core vote will prove solid, despite the party’s apparent slowness in recognising the crisis that followed the murder of Robert McCartney.

  • ulsterman

    We shall see. The key election in the council elections will be in Belfast. The key marginal seat which will decide whether the council has a Unionist majority is the SF seat in the Shortstrand.

    Will the Papists re elect a member who was part of the organisation that murdered Mc Cartney?.

    We shall see,

    God Save The Queen.

  • ulsterman

    We shall see. The key election in the council elections will be in Belfast. The key marginal seat which will decide whether the council has a Unionist majority is the SF seat in the Shortstrand.

    Will the Papists re elect a member who was part of the organisation that murdered Mc Cartney?.

    We shall see,

    God Save The Queen.

  • IJP

    I’d say Aughey will be generally correct.

    I don’t think SF’s vote in the North will be hugely affected.

    Although there’s still much to happen between now and May!

  • Cadiz

    ‘Willie O’Dea, defence minister, said Dublin could “no longer now turn a blind eye to criminality”.’

    That is a belly rumble of a laugh, the Irish police were turning a blind eye to pimping, human trafficking, prostitution, child exploitation and rampant immigration abuses.

    The Irish govt. had trained organized crime bosses that they could do anything, more or less anything, so long as it was unlikely to put any treasure in the coffers of the republican movement.

    We are still waiting for the results of O’Dea’s last ‘blind eye’ prohibition and probe in Limerick. The last racketeering culprits who were in O’Dea’s tough-talking sights were An Garda Siochana.

  • Ringo

    what are you on about, Cadiz?

  • JC47

    Q: When is a action not a crime?
    A: When it is committed by a legitimate state authority.

    In 1938 the surviving members of the 2nd Dail, which in republican eyes was the legitimate government of the Irish Republic, handed over the authority of government to the army council of the IRA. Therefore the de jure government of the Irish Republic is the army council of the IRA. Any action undertaken by or on behalf of the army council is therefore legal and cannot be a crime. If the ira volunteers who killed Robert McCartney were summoned to the pub by a senior officer of the ira, then any action they undertook as a result of an order given by a senior officer was not a crime. Similarly the killing of Garda McCabe and presumably the Northern Bank robbery.

    So there you have it: That’s why President Adams can in all conscience state “No member of Sinn Fein or the IRA can be criminals”

    God Help Us All…………

  • Roger W. Christ XVII

    Oh look, Greig Carlin (“Cadiz”) has discovered Slugger. This should be fun.

  • James

    “Oh look, Greig Carlin (“Cadiz”) has discovered Slugger. This should be fun.”

    Please be wrong.