Should Sinn Féin take its seven Westminster seats?

The Tories’ dependence on the DUP threatens the integrity of the Assembly talks, while SF’s abstentionism leaves nationalists as mere spectators in the Brexit crisis

11th June, 2017
Barry McElduff of Sinn Féin, elected MP for West Tyrone, with party leader Michelle O’Neill Pic: Pacemaker

Where would any defining moment in Irish and British politics be without the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone? In the early hours of Friday morning, as the results rolled in, once again came the echo of that famous observation by Winston Churchill in the wake of World War I. It has happened each time the electoral numbers at Westminster were searched in vain to find a winner and now it has happened again.

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