Monday, March 21, 2005

SDLP now wants an united Ireland

The SDLP must really be scared of the strength of the Irish republican vote:

The SDLP's vision for a united Ireland has been launched with a new policy document by party leader Mark Durkan.

The Better Way document was launched in Belfast and Dublin on Monday.

The party is hosting an event at Dublin's Mansion House with political parties from the Irish Republic and the foreign minister Dermot Ahern is due to attend a public seminar in Newry later.

Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds has called on the Irish government to produce a green paper on the issue.

The SDLP policy states the party's support for "the will of the people".

"That is why we are 100% for the Good Friday Agreement, just as we are 100% for a united Ireland.

"And it is why, in our strategy for a united Ireland, we believe the Agreement must endure," it says.

Sinn Fein recently launched its own policy document on Irish unity.

The only time that the SDLP ever talks about an united Ireland is when they are afraid that they are going to face major losses in an election with Sinn Fein.


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