Friday, 6 May 2016

Scotland Is As Northern Ireland Was

When the only debate is on the issue that divides the SNP from the party that is still quite popularly known as the Unionists, then what is the point of the Labour Party?

Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, the People Before Profit Alliance has beaten Sinn Féin to the top of the poll in West Belfast (yes, that is so, since voting is for candidates), while also taking a seat in Foyle. Tiocfaidh ár lá.

Sinn Féin signed up to austerity, and it has paid the price.

In order to get back in the game, the SDLP needs to move to the economic Left, a position routinely filled by socially conservative Irish Catholics on every continent.

Give it 20 or 30 years, and the economic Left might feature in Scotland, too.

1 comment:

  1. Gerry Carroll won his West Belfast seat with the second-highest first preference vote in the elections, with a personal vote second only to Arlene Foster.