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Sinn Fein's just like Tories in the Sixties

In the Sixties/Seventies, the civil rights campaign wanted one man one vote for local elections (we already had it for Westminster elections).

Today, the DUP, SDLP and UUP elect their leaders by democratic vote. However, this is still not the case with Sinn Fein.

Just as the British Tory party in the Sixties had leaders who emerged, now over half-a-century later, Sinn Fein does not elect a leader on the basis of one man one vote.

The new leader at Stormont emerged this week in the same way as Sir Alex Douglas Home emerged as the Tory leader in 1961.


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