A hard look at the facts surrounding the rise of SF

Parties that offer radical change often end up in government defending the status quo, because such change cannot be delivered to the satisfaction of those who voted for them

16th February, 2020
A hard look at the facts surrounding the rise of SF
Familiar faces: yet this election was about change and anti-establishment sentiment characterised by opposition to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Picture: Rolling News

Political parties reeling from the supposed shock of the rise of Sinn Féin have two choices: either address the concerns of the electorate and try to win these voters back or pretend it didn’t happen and continue to try to suppress Sinn Féin with an ever-expanding cordon sanitaire around a growing populace.

It is important to first understand that this election was about change. Two pre-election polls asked the...

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