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Sinn Fein are off song over Eurovision, says Wilson

By Gillian Halliday

Sammy Wilson has used Bucks Fizz's 1981 winning Eurovision song to call on Sinn Fein to "make its mind up" in a tongue-in-cheek Twitter bid to end the political stalemate.

The DUP MP posted the cheeky swipe in response to the news yesterday that Sinn Fein had backed calls for the Irish Government to boycott Eurovision in 2019 because the famous contest is being held in Israel.

Sinn Fein believe the boycott would highlight its ongoing support of the Palestinian people.

Mr Wilson, however, referenced the famous UK entry in an effort to remind the party to focus on political affairs closer to home.

"It's making your mind up time" he wrote in a post accompanied by musical note emojis and a link to the Eurovision boycott story.

He also tweeted his parodied version of a Sinn Fein "boycott checklist" completed with ticked boxes against the words: The Executive, The Assembly, Westminster and Eurovision.

The politician finished up by telling Sinn Fein: "#EndTheBoycott or decisions will be taken elsewhere!"

The development comes as the blame game between both parties ramped up a notch this week as Northern Ireland overtook Belgium as the country operating without a functioning government for the longest period in peacetime.

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