Art imitating life in political docu-drama?

Supposing RTÉ decided to make a political drama, not about a dead politician this time, but about a very much alive political party, let’s say Sinn Féin, which has just come into power, then imagines disastrous outcomes for Irish society. Unthinkable

22nd February, 2015
Priyanga Burford in Ukip – The First 100 Days (Channel 4)

It might be hard to find parallels between the modern Sinn Féin and Ukip, except for each party’s nationalist core. The ‘unashamedly patriotic’ British party is all for going it alone, for small government, and strict immigration controls.

If anything, the original intensely Irish-Ireland Sinn Féin of the early 20th century might have harboured ideas more like those of the modern Ukip than the socially liberal, state-involved, left-wing prospect...

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