SF MPs have no mandate to take Westminster seats

SF MPs have no mandate to take Westminster seats
Nationalists overwhelmingly backed abstentionists in last year's election. Pic: Getty

Calls for Sinn Féin to change its policy have intensified, now that the British Labour party has said categorically it will back Britain remaining in a customs union

Sinn Féin’s long-standing policy of abstention from Westminster is in the spotlight in the wake of Brexit with many commentators arguing that its six MPs should use their seats to help avoid a hard Brexit.

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