When leadership overrides structure…

Jim Cusack has an interesting quote from what he refers to as Dublin party organiser Justin Moran, who is clearly unhappy about the last minute policy switch the Sinn Fein leadership pulled almost at the last minute:

“To summarily announce, as senior party figures did, that those policies no longer exist, without identifying alternative sources of funding or consulting with the party’s members, is both irresponsible and overrides the party’s decision-making structures.”

Update: Pete points out the Moran quote orginates with an An Phoblacht article first brought Slugger readers’ attention by Wednesday in this thread (no 11).

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