By Norrie Hunter: The recent general election in Ireland was shaken by the support won by Sinn Fein. The previously small left-wing republican party with historic links with the IRA now is sitting as the biggest party in the Irish parliament.
Politically hostile are the two main centre-right parties of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael both who are reluctant to share power with Sinn Fein. But because of the political arithmetic, they need to either operate as a minority government or power share with another party. However, it must be noted that Sinn Fein’s ultimate political goal is for the reunification of Ireland even though this was not discussed much during the election. In a poll last year in the Irish Times, less than half the Northern Irish voters felt a connection with the UK and some 59 per cent of those surveyed who identified as having no religion said they would vote for Northern Ireland to leave the UK and join the Republic.
This puts more pressure on the UK government who have Scotland and Wales to contend with. It is always been said that if Scottish Independence is on the increase the amount of polling decreases. We have not had a poll in months. In Wales, they are coming round to the notion of Independence with marches and pro-independence parties such as Plaid Cymru hoovering up the votes just like the SNP in Scotland. READ MORE: https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/scottish-independence-isnt-boris-johnsons-only-worry-now/