Jeremy Corbyn – a man who has never made a secret of his closeness to Sinn Fein – has just been elected leader of the Labour Party (with nearly 60% of 1st preference votes).
So Irish Republicanism has just scored its greatest victory through a democratic process on British soil. There’s something weirdly ironic about that.
It’ll be interesting to see if the SDLP continues to be Labour’s “sister party” in Northern Ireland.
But I suspect Andy Burnham’s aspiration for Labour to properly organise and contest elections here is little more than an aspiration from a failed Labour leadership candidate.
Well done Jeremy Corbyn.
— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) September 12, 2015