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    Default Nationalist group opposed to Uncontrolled immigration may set up party

    According to the Sunday Tribune this group is planning on becoming a political party- do you think they would be successful or is too controversial a stance to base a party on? What would the Irish media reaction be, its the first I've heard of them so would they get any coverage.


    It aims to be the next Irish political party and is bound to be controversial.



    A new grouping, billing itself as the Irish National Party (INP), is dedicated to the "immediate deportation of all illegal immigrants and asylum seekers who have had their applications rejected."



    It also believes Irish culture and identity is being eroded, with "record levels of immigration and an influx of so-called 'asylum seekers'... leading to the development of minority communities in our cities and increasing levels of social isolation in our towns and villages."

    Yet David Barrett, chairman of the nascent organisation – which is not yet registered as a political party – says it opposes racism and is not "anti-immigrant."



    "(We) rather seek to establish greater control over the immigration process. We recognise there is and always will be a need for some level of immigration but believe a more vigorous system needs to be put in place," he said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by neutral_lurker View Post
    According to the Sunday Tribune this group is planning on becoming a political party- do you think they would be successful or is too controversial a stance to base a party on? What would the Irish media reaction be, its the first I've heard of them so would they get any coverage.


    It aims to be the next Irish political party and is bound to be controversial.



    A new grouping, billing itself as the Irish National Party (INP), is dedicated to the "immediate deportation of all illegal immigrants and asylum seekers who have had their applications rejected."



    It also believes Irish culture and identity is being eroded, with "record levels of immigration and an influx of so-called 'asylum seekers'... leading to the development of minority communities in our cities and increasing levels of social isolation in our towns and villages."

    Yet David Barrett, chairman of the nascent organisation which is not yet registered as a political party says it opposes racism and is not "anti-immigrant."



    "(We) rather seek to establish greater control over the immigration process. We recognise there is and always will be a need for some level of immigration but believe a more vigorous system needs to be put in place," he said.


    Nationalist group opposed to immigration may set up party
    Sounds like a shameful political party that will not get support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    Sounds like a shameful political party that will not get support.
    Since when did being shameful stop an Irish political party from getting support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    Sounds like a shameful political party that will get support.
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    Well, if it can't get support on p.ie then it will fail utterly in the real world.
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    There is no uncontrolled emigration in this country so there is no need for such a party.

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    This smells like Aine Ni Chonnaill and Immigration Control Platform. They never got much support.
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    They can form, but they won't get the votes. The mistake they'll make is to look at the success groups in the UK have had, which has an entirely different situation. There you have decades of immigration leading to the ghettoisation of some areas, and areas which went from 80% English in the 70s and 80s to about 40% now. In the UK there's a target market to appeal to, here in Ireland that target market is much much smaller.

    Possibly if immigration were to be somehow mishandled for the next decade or so there would be scope for someone to glean success from it, but right now it doesn't seem like a runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    There is no uncontrolled emigration in this country so there is no need for such a party.
    Yeah, I was kind of wondering about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibis View Post
    Well, if it can't get support on p.ie then it will fail utterly in the real world.
    This "party" has been announcing that it is setting up for years now with no one noticing. They even had a few posters up around Glasnevin at one stage. If there is one political force that is actually weaker than the extra-parlimentary left in Ireland its the racial-nationalist/revolutionary right.

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