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    Adams needs to run an be elected in the south, Louth would be the ideal constituency, by all accounts Arthur Morgan is not going forward, and the councillor in waiting, Thomas Sharkey is hardly going to add a new dynamic to Sinn Fein. Adams needs to put his reputation on the line and go for broke in 2012, sitting up in a regional parliament in Belfast is not where the leader of Sinn Fein should be.
    The sycophants around him may not be up for it though, people like Jim Gibney and his ilk.

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    He doesn't need to elected in the Republic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topcat4 View Post
    Adams needs to run an be elected in the south, Louth would be the ideal constituency, by all accounts Arthur Morgan is not going forward, and the councillor in waiting, Thomas Sharkey is hardly going to add a new dynamic to Sinn Fein. Adams needs to put his reputation on the line and go for broke in 2012, sitting up in a regional parliament in Belfast is not where the leader of Sinn Fein should be.
    The sycophants around him may not be up for it though, people like Jim Gibney and his ilk.
    And what exactly has he done for the people of Louth. Nothing. He shouldn't and wouldn't get elected anywhere in the South, I'm sure he's happy with his cosy position in the North anyway. God help him if he was in the Dáil and subject to the type of criticism Southern leaders face rather than the protective bubble he is afforded currently in the name of the 'Peace Process'. Adams would add nothing to SF in the South anyway, where the economy is the main issue, an arena where he is less than impressive. What SF need is an end to opportunism, trying to ride two horses politically in the South and in the North and the development of capable spokespeople. People like Morgan just really don't cut the mustard.

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    Isn't it partitionist to insist he should stand in the ROI ?

    Though of course as a good socialist he has a dacha in Donegal.

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    West Belfast is his constituency. He will not stand in two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Republican-Socialist View Post
    And what exactly has he done for the people of Louth. Nothing. He shouldn't and wouldn't get elected anywhere in the South, I'm sure he's happy with his cosy position in the North anyway. God help him if he was in the Dáil and subject to the type of criticism Southern leaders face rather than the protective bubble he is afforded currently in the name of the 'Peace Process'. Adams would add nothing to SF in the South anyway, where the economy is the main issue, an arena where he is less than impressive. What SF need is an end to opportunism, trying to ride two horses politically in the South and in the North and the development of capable spokespeople. People like Morgan just really don't cut the mustard.
    Wow, have you a problem with SF or what??? My point is that Sinn Fein's current strategy re-enforces partition. There was a time not too long ago when 6 county MP's were supposed to be given speaking rights in the Dail. This now seems to be completely off the agenda, Sinn Fein need their leader to be elected to the main parliament on the island to drive on the United Ireland project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Republican-Socialist View Post
    And what exactly has he done for the people of Louth. Nothing. He shouldn't and wouldn't get elected anywhere in the South, I'm sure he's happy with his cosy position in the North anyway. God help him if he was in the Dáil and subject to the type of criticism Southern leaders face rather than the protective bubble he is afforded currently in the name of the 'Peace Process'. Adams would add nothing to SF in the South anyway, where the economy is the main issue, an arena where he is less than impressive. What SF need is an end to opportunism, trying to ride two horses politically in the South and in the North and the development of capable spokespeople. People like Morgan just really don't cut the mustard.
    Arthur Morgan is a good spokesperson and has faithfully represented the people of Louth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topcat4 View Post
    Adams needs to run an be elected in the south, Louth would be the ideal constituency, by all accounts Arthur Morgan is not going forward, and the councillor in waiting, Thomas Sharkey is hardly going to add a new dynamic to Sinn Fein. Adams needs to put his reputation on the line and go for broke in 2012, sitting up in a regional parliament in Belfast is not where the leader of Sinn Fein should be.
    The sycophants around him may not be up for it though, people like Jim Gibney and his ilk.
    Seriously what good would it do. He'd be regarded as a blow-in candidate in Louth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topcat4 View Post
    Wow, have you a problem with SF or what??? My point is that Sinn Fein's current strategy re-enforces partition. There was a time not too long ago when 6 county MP's were supposed to be given speaking rights in the Dail. This now seems to be completely off the agenda, Sinn Fein need their leader to be elected to the main parliament on the island to drive on the United Ireland project.
    Under the GFA it is in the Six Counties not the Twenty Six Counties that have to be persuaded first and foremost of the merits of a UI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topcat4 View Post
    Wow, have you a problem with SF or what??? My point is that Sinn Fein's current strategy re-enforces partition. There was a time not too long ago when 6 county MP's were supposed to be given speaking rights in the Dail. This now seems to be completely off the agenda, Sinn Fein need their leader to be elected to the main parliament on the island to drive on the United Ireland project.
    Blame the blueshirts and the stickies for that.

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