Tom McGurk: SF should take Westminster seats, if only for one vote

Tom McGurk: SF should take Westminster seats, if only for one vote
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald ‘is already displaying flair and imagination’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

The party’s outmoded policy of abstentionism is opening the way for a hard Brexit and denying Northern nationalists a voice in their future

The prospect of Britain being forced into staying in a customs union is growing. On Thursday Conservative rebels joined opposition MPs to call for a change in government policy. A number of MPs backed a non-binding motion in favour of a customs union, with Conservatives abstaining to avoid a vote. Ten conservatives have already signed a binding amendment to a trade Bill next month obliging Britain to remain in a customs union.

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