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Must be another Sligo socialist so… September 29, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Just caught the latest issue of the Phoenix today and some interesting pieces in it. Not least an article about some party polling that suggests Declan Bree might be in with a strong shout of the last seat in Sligo-Leitrim with Fine Gael possibly losing out. Declan Bree as many will know is a tireless left campaigner – and was an LP TD between 1992 and 1997. But uncharacteristically the Phoenix appears to have, in its enthusiasm, forgotten a far from insignificant detail when it suggests that:

Either way, Bree… will be hard to stop and it will e amusing should the long-time socialist, who has a soft Republican line on the north, returns to the Dáil. It would be one of the few gains – perhaps the only one- for Labour and Bree is about as close politically to Brendan Howlin as Jeremy Corbyn is to Boris Johnson.

Bree left the LP back in 2007 and is an independent socialist (albeit I think a member of I4C). This is interesting in terms of suggesting some substance to any such polling – Bree’s excellent result at the local elections. It would be a real gain for the left for him to be back in the Dáil.


1. EWI - September 29, 2019

They did specifically say Labour, not the liberal outfit that calls itself the ‘Labour Party’ 😎

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2. Joe - September 29, 2019

Where’s the younger generation though? I was slagging the liberal outfit that calls itself the ‘Labour Party’ for the fact that loads of its older candidates are refusing the step aside and looking at making comebacks the next time. Same goes for Declan Bree. Have to say that it would be a huge shock to me if he won back a Dáil seat – but of course I’d cheer for him but not for the likes of Costello or Stagg.


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