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Recovery is leaving Sinn Féin behind

The post-crash period is changing politics – and Sinn Féin is losing out

27th September, 2015
Mary Lou McDonald.

Austerity has been good to Sinn Féin. After a very disappointing general election result in 2007, the financial crash of 2008 was an unlikely blessing in disguise. As politics became engulfed by an acid tide of disaffection, Sinn Féin very successfully marketed itself as the people’s ‘anti-party’ political party.

As the full horror of the consequences of the crash seeped through the body politic, all conventional parties of the...

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