“the time has come for these people to drop the name Sinn Fein”

More evidence, I’d suggest, of an ongoing “bid to exert control in nationalist areas in particular..” Via Newshound. Yesterday’s Irish News carried a report of a man forced to wear a placard claiming he was a house burglar and a thief and stand on a traffic island on the Andersonstown Road. The Irish News also reported Republican Sinn Féin’s criticism of last week’s briefings by those anonymous “senior republican sources”.

“We believe the time has come for these people to drop the name Sinn Fein and no longer claim to be the republican movement.”

[How about Provisional Sinn Féin? – Ed] Adds Related news?