“We only are concerned about matters that affect the Irish people” – Solidarity and PBF issue blow to Sinn Fein as the party rule out future coalition – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
September 22, 2017

“We only are concerned about matters that affect the Irish people” – Solidarity and PBF issue blow to Sinn Fein as the party rule out future coalition

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The Solidarity and People Before Profit party has taken a clean swipe at Sinn Fein this week as they have said they have no interest in forming a coalition with Gerry Adams’s party.

Speaking about the reason behind the snub party leaders Richard Boyd Barrett and Ruth Coppinger have said Sinn Fein’s change in direction regarding key issues that affect the Irish public have significantly changed in recent months and Mr Adams and his colleagues have become more right wing rather than left which ultimately goes against the general consensus within the Dáil.

Solidarity PBF made the announcement during their autumn think-in at the Mont Clare Hotel in central Dublin on Wednesday.

Although neither Coppeniger or Boyd Barret directly addressed Mr Adams sudden change in stance, it is thought the party feel they can no longer support Sinn Fein as Mr Adams recently refused to rule out possible coalition with Fianna Fail or Fine Gael in the future.

Clarifying the issue Mr Boyd Barrett said: “We’re not interested in propping up Fianna Fail or Sinn Fein. If Sinn Fein are proposing to do that, we’re not interested in that.”

“We are only interested in working parties on the left that address matters that affect the Irish people and we as a party cannot fulfil those obligations if we openly support these particular parties on the right and their views”.

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