Partnership will help neither FF nor SDLP

Joining forces in the North won’t help Fianna Fáil ward off the threat of Sinn Féin, nor will it address the SDLP’s fundamental problems

27th January, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn is an unlikely midwife to the proposed birth of a new political formation in Northern Ireland comprising Fianna Fáil and the SDLP.

The SDLP traditionally has had the fraternal support of the British Labour Party; along with the Irish Labour Party, they have together been members of the Party of European Socialists (PES). Neither Labour party, in London or Dublin, has sought to organise and contest elections in the North by...

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