Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 25 January 2015

No going back, but can Sinn Fein move on?

GERRY Adams' speech at Sinn Fein's annual conference in Mayo was a mixed bag (News, April 16).

There can be no doubt that there is a touch of Fidel Castro in Mr Adams, with more and more of Sinn Fein's campaigning based on a socialist agenda.

Surprises in his speech included a passage that said he "did not want the unionist, Protestant community to go away". It may also be said that he does not want those on the hardest edge of republicanism to go away, either.

Mr Adams crucially said, as a last word, "There will be no going back". We shall see how far forward Sinn Fein will go.


By e-mail

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz