“Sinn Fein will not be in the chamber today.”

As predicted Sinn Féin are operating a [selective] boycott of Assembly debates, begining today with their boycott of the first debate in the Assembly chamber – on the economy. As the Press Association report notes –

The decision came after a meeting between business leaders and Assembly members in Stormont`s Senate Room which Mr Adams and his party attended. The meeting took place behind closed doors.

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  • Dear goodness, poor old SF must have spent too much time catching up on the good ole days with Davy T. I mean, how else do you account for reasoning that clearly went something like this: ‘We’re [senselessly] boycotting meetings where, erm, we can be seen, but where we can’t be seen, we’ll go . . . because, er, we think our voters are such muppets that absent TV images, they’ll never, ever cotten on to what we’re up to’?

    Since this is so shoddy, as politicking goes (by my reckoning, it’s a 0.15 Reg), could the lazy b*st*rds of the Norn Iron press corps please drop all the sh*t about ‘what good tacticians SF are’? Seriously, girls, they only only ever used to look even half-way tactically good because they were so often stood beside Trimble in the past.

  • bootman

    Karl,

    Watching the DUP, SLUP and UP talking for hours about something they have absolutely no influence over was pathetic. Now maybe theyre all such great tacticians that appearing on TV impotent and pathetic and grovelling is part of some unseen great strategic plan but I doubt it–
    “Look at us we´re useless” will be the theme of every debate until unionistts get up of their holes and get proper devolution going again

  • kensei

    “Dear goodness, poor old SF must have spent too much time catching up on the good ole days with Davy T. I mean, how else do you account for reasoning that clearly went something like this: ‘We’re [senselessly] boycotting meetings where, erm, we can be seen, but where we can’t be seen, we’ll go . . . because, er, we think our voters are such muppets that absent TV images, they’ll never, ever cotten on to what we’re up to’?”

    Please note the difference between talking with business leaders, and debating in a chamber with no powers. That’s weak by your standards, Mr Rove.

  • J Kelly

    Exactly Kensel why would Sinn Fein snub any interest group who takes the time to attend Stormont to lobby politicians.

  • kensei

    Is that some kind of sarcasm ?