Sinn Fein’s ‘Dead Cat Bouncette’…

That’s a quote from Radio Ulster (Tom Kelly, I think)… One of the things I think I did get right in my piece for the News Letter was the idea that there would be little in the way of a bounce from their phenominal success in the General Election in the Republic… For all the seat gains the party is going to make, a 0.8% rise in the party’s popular vote cannot be construed in any way as contagion….

It suggests that the ‘end to Union’ aspect of the party’s appeal is not in the forefront it’s voter’s minds…

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