Irish Times lies about Sinn Féin's position on coalition again

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Sinn Féin's changed coalition stance is the big political move of 2017

Once again the Irish Times, the former unionist newspaper, through laziness, incompetence or malice, reports incorrectly on what Sinn Féin's position on participation in a coalition government is.

Put simply, Sinn Féin will participate as a minority partner in government, provided that the government nevertheless is a majority left led government. That was the position the party adopted prior to the last election.

There has been no change to that position since since before the last election.
 


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What a relief. Unless FF are considered a left wing party?
 

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What a relief. Unless FF are considered a left wing party?
Obviously not. The issue always was whether Labour could be considered a left wing party. I'd say no, but I'd imagine the Ard Comhairle would say yes.
 

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Sinn Féin's changed coalition stance is the big political move of 2017

Once again the Irish Times, the former unionist newspaper, through laziness, incompetence or malice, reports incorrectly on what Sinn Féin's position on participation in a coalition government is.

Put simply, Sinn Féin will participate as a minority partner in government, provided that the government nevertheless is a majority left led government. That was the position the party adopted prior to the last election.

There has been no change to that position since since before the last election.
Nuance not a strong point of yours?
 

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What does it matter what SF's position on coalition is?(no one would touch them with a bargepoll. FF would have to change its leader, "labour" would have to have a savage fight with its conscience, FG are just a flat no, the aaa/pbp/Sol crowd won't have enough numbers. There is no DUP in the 26 counties).
 
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Sinn Féin's changed coalition stance is the big political move of 2017

Once again the Irish Times, the former unionist newspaper, through laziness, incompetence or malice, reports incorrectly on what Sinn Féin's position on participation in a coalition government is.

Put simply, Sinn Féin will participate as a minority partner in government, provided that the government nevertheless is a majority left led government. That was the position the party adopted prior to the last election.

There has been no change to that position since since before the last election.
No need to worry your head about that. FF and FG will finally notice their joint electoral mandate while leaving the Shinners and sundry freelance loons howling at the moon.
 

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They discount coalition with FF/FG now, they say they'll talk them after the next election and see if something can be done. That's a shift. I wouldn't say it's a "big political move" , certainly not of the year given there's a new leader of the country, but that's because I don't have to fill up an article on a slow weekend.

But it is a shift.

The difference between "we'll talk to FF (most likely) or FG after election" and "We'll only be part of a left wing coalition excluding FF and Labour" is the same difference as your parents saying "We'll buy you a pony if we can afford it after your mum's next pay review" and "We'll buy you a pony but only if it's a My Little Pony come to life, and then only if it's Pinky Pie, none of the others."
 

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Sinn Féin's changed coalition stance is the big political move of 2017

Once again the Irish Times, the former unionist newspaper, through laziness, incompetence or malice, reports incorrectly on what Sinn Féin's position on participation in a coalition government is.

Put simply, Sinn Féin will participate as a minority partner in government, provided that the government nevertheless is a majority left led government. That was the position the party adopted prior to the last election.

There has been no change to that position since since before the last election.
SF have been known to change their policy on things in the past . Largely these shifts were agreed by hard worldly men in dark rooms and the membership in the main rubber stamped through a vote . What makes you think this issue is any different ?
 

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What does it matter what SF's position on coalition is?(no one would touch them with a bargepoll. FF would have to change its leader, "labour" would have to have a savage fight with its conscious, FG are just a flat no, the aaa/pbp/Sol crowd won't have enough numbers. There is no DUP in the 26 counties).
It's conscience, and they'd win.
 

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Put simply, Sinn Féin will participate as a minority partner in government, provided that the government nevertheless is a majority left led government. That was the position the party adopted prior to the last election.
In other words, the Scum Féin Brains Trust accepts that the Party will be in opposition for the rest of my life - even if I live to be 100!

Phew, that's a great relief.
 

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It's conscience, and they'd win.
Well the 4 of them left are all in their mid 80s and it's tough to stay awake the whole day for them at this stage. So "conscious" could be right.
 

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Sinn Féin's changed coalition stance is the big political move of 2017

Once again the Irish Times, the former unionist newspaper, through laziness, incompetence or malice, reports incorrectly on what Sinn Féin's position on participation in a coalition government is.

Put simply, Sinn Féin will participate as a minority partner in government, provided that the government nevertheless is a majority left led government. That was the position the party adopted prior to the last election.

There has been no change to that position since since before the last election.
Report them.

http://www.politics.ie/forum/media/257593-media-coverage-abortion-ireland-2017-a.html
 

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Once again the Irish Times, the former unionist newspaper, through laziness, incompetence or malice, reports incorrectly on what Sinn Féin's position on participation in a coalition government is.
I don't think it is a former unionist newspaper - it is still unionist as the attempt to distort its 1916 replication of its front page shows.

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Fake:

 

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There is absolutely ZERO possibility that SF IRA will lead a Gubberment or be a minority party with a left wing party.

FG/FF are now nearly over 60% and rising.
 

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Sinn Fein are a sort of ISIS in ultra slow motion. A promised gaelic caliphate always over the horizon, young males recruited on an ongoing basis then turned into old raggedy drunk lefties in dodgy parts of Dublin. Endless ideological posturing from the various Hyde Park Corners of Ireland. THey'll never ever be in government, will never make a decision or a choice that impacts on the lives of the population. Just a complete waste of cardboard for election posters. A party of electioneers essentially.
 

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What does it matter what SF's position on coalition is?(no one would touch them with a bargepoll. FF would have to change its leader, "labour" would have to have a savage fight with its conscience, FG are just a flat no, the aaa/pbp/Sol crowd won't have enough numbers. There is no DUP in the 26 counties).
Must remember that next time people are claiming that SF avoid going into Government.
 

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What does it matter what SF's position on coalition is?(no one would touch them with a bargepoll. FF would have to change its leader, "labour" would have to have a savage fight with its conscience, FG are just a flat no, the aaa/pbp/Sol crowd won't have enough numbers. There is no DUP in the 26 counties).
Let me introduce you to ........ Fine Gael.
 

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SF have been known to change their policy on things in the past . Largely these shifts were agreed by hard worldly men in dark rooms and the membership in the main rubber stamped through a vote . What makes you think this issue is any different ?
What is it about Provos and their refusal to pay Electricity bills?
 


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