It seems Sinn Féin in Foyle are looking to crank up the tension post the election by calling on the SDLP to support them and call for a referendum on Irish unity despite the Good Friday Agreement clearly outlining that one should only be called if it is clear that a majority would vote to leave the United Kingdom and join a united Ireland.
SF’s Mitchel McLaughlin said: Given our two parties espoused position in favour of Irish unity, I would expect that the SDLP would back an immediate call for a referendum on partition.
After the elections are over, we intend to engage the SDLP on how we can best prosecute the united Ireland agenda with the parties and the two governments.
Both parties Sinn Féin and the SDLP are saying the same thing: we wish for a united Ireland. Both parties should therefore push for a referendum on the border immediately following the elections.