In the Blanket this week, John Barry of the Green Party has an interesting analysis of events since the bank raid. They argue that Sinn Fein should not be punished until there are court proceedings confirming definate links. However the accompanying analysis reckons that Sinn Fein’s greatest strength (the tenacity with which pushes its own narrative to the exclusion of all others) is also its key weakness. They argue that what Nationalism/Republicanism needs is a big conversation to set a non-military vision of the future.
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