Saturday, May 14, 2005

Nice one Tony!

Tony Benn (hero of the left) has called on Sinn Fein to rethink their policy of abstentionism concerning their Westminster seats.

I agree with him but the pressure on them do this would have been greater if the SDLP had not done so well in the election. I think most commentators thought that the SDLP would retain South Down with Eddie McGrady standing again, Foyle would be a close call and they really had no chance in South Belfast.

If the SDLP had lost Foyle and not won South Belfast, then nationalism would only have one representative at Westminster. That would not have helped matters.


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