SDLP doomed by lack of courage

Despite having been a party stalwart for many of the toughest years of the troubles Brian Feeney can hardly be accused of sparing the SDLP’s blushes in along the way. This week is no exception. He just doesn’t see the logic of the party coming in behind West Tyrone’s independent candidate Kieran Deeney. It is, he argues, another case of the party’s unwillingness to take on their primary rival – Sinn Fein!

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