to Sinn Fein
Fein like to pose before the international media and world opinion as a
national liberation movement seeking to achieve the freedom of their
people and country from enforced British colonialism.
closer examination one discovers the truth to be somewhat different. At
every consecutive election, the overwhelming majority of the people of
Northern Ireland, in a free and democratic electoral process have voted to
maintain their British citizenship and retain the integrity of the
their rejection at the ballot boxes, Sinn Fein hope to succeed in their
objectives by bombing people into an acceptance of their doctrines.
Sinn Fein attempt to draw a distinction between themselves and the
Provisional IRA, claiming to be merely the political wing of the
Republican movement, the reality is that they are a political front for
the IRA and membership of the IRA and Sinn Fein is widely over-lapping.
Murphey, former TUC Press Officer, said of Sinn Fein and the IRA 'I...
their denials of direct links are a little too pat and well-rehearsed to
be convincing." (Tribune 10.6.83). The statements by Sinn Fein
leaders reveal not only their active support for violence, but also their
active encouragement of it.