Sinn Fein now the biggest party in Ireland

The once political arm of the IRA, Sinn Fein, has become the biggest party in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland is on the cusp of having a nationalist leader for the first time in its history after Sinn Fein, once considered the political wing of the IRA, emerged as the largest party in regional elections.

Sinn Fein overtook the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in voting for the province’s 90-member national Assembly, winning the most seats, 27, and securing the highest share of first preference votes. This compares with 24 seats for the DUP and 17 for the Alliance Party.

Almost as important, Sinn Fein is tied for being the largest party in the Republic of Ireland, but were locked out of the center-right ruling coalition.
Sinn Fein is the most left-wing of the major parties in Ireland.

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first removed itself from the EU.
Now it will be removed from Ireland.
Already a useless poodle to the u.s. the once great nation will hopefully become the laughingstock of many third world countries that it once ruled (India) with an iron fist.
Soon to be followed hopefully by uncle shmuel and uncle sam.
I'm sick of my country and looking hard at alternatives. Some may say I'm running away. I am.
I'm running away for my life and sanity.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

Scotland may yet get away from GB.
Ireland deserves to be united and free of GB. There treasure has been stolen for far too long.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

When you lose a gerrymandered election, maybe the people think you suck and you should find another avenue to occupy your time here.
Also, if you like Star Trek, scroll down to see a clip of Data talking from the future about "terrorism" and the 2024 reunification of Ireland. Good stuff.

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