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Sinn Féin lacking migrant candidates for local elections

Seán Mac Stiofán

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Sinn Féin is actively seeking immigrant candidates to represent the party in the upcoming local elections, according to a party representative.

For all their support for liberal, unrestricted (mass) immigration and inane political correctness, foreigners aren't interested in Sinn Féin or its nationalism. Instead they are flocking to Fine Gael, the Ulster Unionists and Fianna Fáil(!). On the other hand, formerly enthusiastic working class Irish workers are now supporting the Blueshirts, mainly.

Now: what is the lesson to be learned here?? How does it feel to be on 9% nationally when immediately after the last local elections Sinn Féín were on about 13-14% in late 2004. Five years and support has fallen to (a recent high) of 9%. Perhaps Sinn Féin should have been more unambiguous about immigration and its effects on Irish worker job displacement??
 


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Sinn Feins core voters, the working class, have been affected worst by mass immigration. Obviously they have become disillusioned with the party and its policies.
 

Seán Mac Stiofán

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More criticism of Sinn Féin from Metroeireann:

SF: 1 into 265 won’t go

SINN FÉIN has released the details of its 265 local election candidates – and not one immigrant name makes the list.

The party’s equality spokesman Aengus Ó Snod-aigh TD claimed the party’s method of “not going out and pinpointing people” to contest elections has backfired.
Ó Snodaigh admitted the situation was “disappointing” for a party that posits itself as immigrant-friendly and all-inclusive.
He denied that Sinn Féin’s support in working class areas, where immigrants tend to be viewed in more negative terms, was a factor.
 

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More criticism of Sinn Féin from Metroeireann:

SF: 1 into 265 won’t go

SINN FÉIN has released the details of its 265 local election candidates – and not one immigrant name makes the list.

The party’s equality spokesman Aengus Ó Snod-aigh TD claimed the party’s method of “not going out and pinpointing people” to contest elections has backfired.
Ó Snodaigh admitted the situation was “disappointing” for a party that posits itself as immigrant-friendly and all-inclusive.
He denied that Sinn Féin’s support in working class areas, where immigrants tend to be viewed in more negative terms, was a factor.
Whats so "disappointing" about it? The mind boggles some times. It is reverse racism.
 

Pedro Pique

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Silly thread .Lets wait for the elections and see. At least they arent cynically pushing out doomed token candidates in a lame effort to seem 'right on' .
 

alexo

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Well I know one from canada and I'm sure there are some from the US and England.
 

Pat Mc Larnon

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I thought that the whole idea was to put your policies before the people and if so attracted then people would want to join the party.

The idea of going out and targetting a group of people by skin colour simply as a means of proving some sort of watery, mealy mouthed credentials is repulsive.
 

tictac

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Christ's sake, how many shinner-bashing threads is that now? easy knowing there's an election coming up. I dont know why I bother coming on to this bloody blueshirt brigade website.
 

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Sinn Fein is dominated by culturally conservative Irish republican socialists who are obsessed with creating a united Ireland with ethnic Irish Catholic Gaelic speakers in the ascendency and their party mythology is dominated by the rantings of early twentieth century nationalists whose crackpot ideas about the Irish race and the Gaelic revival were not too dissimilar or far removed from the ideas of their right wing contemporaries in Weimer Germany who were fixated on the Aryan race.
No suprise that migrants are attracted to less ideological mainstream whatever-your-having-yourself established middle class parties.
 

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Sinn Fein is dominated by culturally conservative Irish republican socialists who are obsessed with creating a united Ireland with ethnic Irish Catholic Gaelic speakers in the ascendency and their party mythology is dominated by the rantings of early twentieth century nationalists whose crackpot ideas about the Irish race and the Gaelic revival were not too dissimilar or far removed from the ideas of their right wing contemporaries in Weimer Germany who were fixated on the Aryan race.
No suprise that migrants are attracted to less ideological mainstream whatever-your-having-yourself established middle class parties.


You could have saved us all a bit of time by simply stating you know nothing at all about Sinn Féin.
 

swansandtyphus

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Sinn Fein are Irish National Socialists like German National Socialists.
Sinn Fein is obsessed with the blood, soil and volk.
 

Pat Mc Larnon

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Sinn Fein are Irish National Socialists like German National Socialists.
Sinn Fein is obsessed with the blood, soil and volk.

This particular Shinner is obsessed with his wife, family and mortgage. In no particular order.
 

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Ó Snodaigh admitted the situation was “disappointing” for a party that posits itself as immigrant-friendly and all-inclusive.
Why is it disappointing? Is it now obligatory to have immigrants in your party?
 

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Sinn Fein is dominated by culturally conservative Irish republican socialists who are obsessed with creating a united Ireland with ethnic Irish Catholic Gaelic speakers in the ascendency and their party mythology is dominated by the rantings of early twentieth century nationalists whose crackpot ideas about the Irish race and the Gaelic revival were not too dissimilar or far removed from the ideas of their right wing contemporaries in Weimer Germany who were fixated on the Aryan race.
No suprise that migrants are attracted to less ideological mainstream whatever-your-having-yourself established middle class parties.
What a load of tripe. Comparing SF to nazi's in that way is laughable. Is there even any evidence of SF being insular, anti-foreigner or xenophobic. Their newspaper only has 1 page in irish. Yes they want to promote irish culture but what's wrong with that? It hardly makes them compareble to the nazi's brand of nationalism.

By they're very nature SF are gonna attract few foreigners as they are the most nationalist party in the country. Of course those who move here from other countries are gonna prefer irish parties who wanna water down our tradition, culture and national identity by handing power over to a multi national government in Brussels
 

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Why is it disappointing? Is it now obligatory to have immigrants in your party?
Good point. And also it should be the best person for the job. There should be no token gesture candidates just to keep the liberals happy.You also have to be in the party for 12 months before you can run for public office.
O'Snodaigh is is in a constituency with a high level of immigrants so i suppose he would say that. SF has to think of its overall support across the Republic.

Their grassroots are expressing concerns about the pressure unmanaged immigration is putting on the working class, traditionlly a srong hunting ground for SF votes.

If immigrant candidates do not perform well in June for all the other parties or it backfires on them, then they will be dropped very quickly.
 

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'Political party in failed dash for votes loses touch with base' shocker :rolleyes:
 

dsmythy

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If they couldn't find an immigrant candidate then so be it. It's no big deal really. Find your best candidates based on merit, not ethnicity.
 

hiberniate

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Maybe no immigrants wanted to run for an Nationalist Irish party who are linked to a terrorist organistaion
 
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Whats so "disappointing" about it? The mind boggles some times. It is reverse racism.
Indeed. I've noticed that Metro Eireann is becoming an aggressive platform for one-way immigration supporters.

However, I think that it will unintentionally benefit Sinn Fein in the Local Elections, as the party's core voters are generally Working Class and Lower Middle Class who are being badly hit by the downturn and will be now competing for scarce resources and jobs with migrants.

Fianna Fail's Lithuanian candidate has really rubbed this group of voters the wrong way in Port Laoise and so there is a lesson to be learned about coordinating press releases from candidates:

http://www.politics.ie/1610775-post1.html
 


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