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Gerry Adams Stands Up In Ireland And Down At Westminster: It’s The Economy Stupid

by | 14th, November 2010

GERRY Adams, leader of Sinn Fein, chose the Edentubber Commemoration in County Louth to herald his decision to stand for the Republic of Ireland’s Dail.

It was a day loaded with symbolism and history. The Edentubber Commemoration marks an explosion in 1957 that killed five republicans at the foot of Edentubber Mountain in County Louth, close to the South Armagh border.

Mr Adams is standing for not just a united Ireland:

“As leader of Sinn Fein, I want to be part of the necessary fight-back against bad economic policies in both parts of this island and for a fair, decent and united society for all the people of Ireland.”

Can Sinn Fein be more than a force designed solely to get the British out? The party’s website features on its front page an “Irish Resistance Calendar” for 2011.

Sinn Feinn is “about”:

Socialists from Constance Markievicz, James Connolly and Liam Mellows to Bobby Sands, Mairéad Farrell and Joe Cahill have brought us closer to our goal of Irish unity and independence. Today’s generation of republicans continue that work.

So. What ticket is Mr Adams standing on? Says he:

“As leader of Sinn Fein, I want to be part of the necessary fight-back against bad economic policies in both parts of this island and for a fair, decent and united society for all the people of Ireland.”

It’s the economy, stupid.

Mr Adams will give up his West Belfast seat at the Stormont Assembly soon and will give up his seat at Westminster when a General Election is called in the Republic.

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