Friday, November 25, 2005
Sinn Fein suspend Francie Molloy
Sinn Fein have suspended a member of its party MLA for Mid Ulster Francie Molloy for the diabolical crime of disagreeing with the party line. There is some debate about it on slugger. Balrog agrees with it and the levee breaks disagrees with it(with a great cartoon). I have to say it is shocking. A so called political party that does not allow dissent does not seem to be the kind of party one would like to see in power. I mean will ministers be allow to disagree. How would Cllr Bree controversy in Sligo be treated by Sinn Fein. I doubt Adams would be summoned to appear before a Complaints Committee of his own party. I actually doubt anyone would be brave enough to do it. Sinn Fein might claim to be moving into a position that would allow them to be considered viable democratic partners in government but I seriously wonder what dictionary they use to define democratic.