So, what better way to distract the republican home crowd than with some conjurer’s cheap tricks? Don’t look at that hand, look at this one.
Don’t mention my ineffectiveness on a range of issues that actually matter, look at all these things I’m saying and doing about something that doesn’t matter in the slightest.
It’s not as if there aren’t plenty of things Sinn Féin could be doing to pass the time between its beloved elections.
Instead of worrying what banner future footballers should be playing under, how about coming up with some concrete proposals as to how farmers and manufacturers and small businesses in Northern Ireland are meant to cope with the serious consequences of Brexit?
Unfortunately, when Sinn Féin had the chance to do so, at the Taoiseach’s all-Ireland forum on the matter, it skipped the chance to make a positive contribution in preference for blaring out slogans about Irish unity.
Arlene Foster should have gone, if only to listen to the concerns of the business community; but at least she didn’t turn up and start singing God Save The Queen.
Sinn Féin manages to turn everything into the same ‘Four Green Fields’ pantomime; and if it thinks anyone is fooled that this is a sign of strength rather than weakness, it is sadly mistaken.
One concrete proposal on economic growth would be worth a hundred policy documents on who gets what after Irish unification.
Irish unity isn’t coming soon, but Brexit is. Is Sinn Féin content to let Arlene Foster call the shots on that too?
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