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Northern Irish politics post-Brexit

  • 09-02-2019 2:17pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,794 ✭✭✭

    With the SDLP voting today on whether or not to approve the partnership with FF, it appears there could be significant realignment within nationalism after Brexit, though most developments are unlikely to happen in time for the May elections. Fine Gael are launching a youth branch in Queens University today, but it still seems unlikely for now that they would contest a Stormont poll. Finally, both Irish Labour and UK Labour have expressed wishes to enter Northern politics if the FF partnership were to be approved, so developments at that end will be awaited.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,194 ✭✭✭man98

    Labour won't move into the north unless it has significant membership up there, and the leadership won't announce anything until it is sure it can assemble activists, candidates, and sitting politicians to run for the party - but this should be quite clear in a number of weeks.
    Don't expect the SDLP Youth wing and trade unionists to go quietly and watch this space.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,129 ✭✭✭✭lawred2

    Young Fine Gael up North?

    Wouldn't take them long to become a wing of a unionist party