Fermanagh/South Tyrone and Sectarianism

I have just posted a piece at Cedar Lounge Revolution on what the unionist electoral pact in Fermanagh/South Tyrone and Gerry Adams’ proposal for an electoral pact with the SDLP tells us about the sectarian reality of politics in Northern Ireland.

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2 Responses to “Fermanagh/South Tyrone and Sectarianism”

  1. Jim Monaghan Says:

    Does this not implicitly accept that it is a sectarian and irreformable statelet and that “normal” politics are impossible in that context.

  2. Garibaldy Says:

    Jim,

    I think that politics within NI can be changed away from sectarianism if people make the choice to reject it, and throw their weight behind moves to reduce the divisions in our society. The state can play a role here. Although obviously my hope is that normal politics will contribute to the re-unification of the island and its people.

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