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Executive, Northern Ireland, Parties

New SDLP = New direction?

Calling the DUP/SF relationship a ‘carve up’ and referring to them as behaving like ‘Afghan warlords…sharing the spoils of war’ is not necessarily new language but the fact that it comes from the new leader of the SDLP may suggest a new departure from the Executive could be an aim, with SDLP flirting with (once again) going into opposition. This is explored further here: http://gu.com/p/33759

and here: http://sluggerotoole.com/2011/11/07/mcdonnell-we-must-face-up-to-the-reality-that-the-agreement-has-run-out-of-road/

All this on the day Edwin Poots (DUP/Minister for Health) really annoyed SF after all but claiming Pat Finucane was working directly for the IRA! The DUP/SF relationship may be heading toward a seven year itch? (albeit early :-)) I have addressed this in a separate post today.




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