There has been much talk of late of Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail getting in bed together. But what of the more obvious join up of Sinn Fein and Labour they both already agree in awarding terrorism.
Recently Labour brought forward a motion.
That Seanad Éireann,
—noting with alarm the deteriorating relations between
and the Palestinian people, Israel
—nevertheless recognises the disproportionate burden of suffering inflicted on the Palestinian people by the actions of the Government and armed forces of
Israeland the clear signs that the democratically elected government of the Palestinian territories has made considerable concessions to and therefore calls for: Israel
1) an immediate relaxation of the EU embargo on dealing with the democratically elected government of Palestinian Territories or failing that, the application of appropriate sanctions against Israel in the light of its repeated and persistent defiance of UN resolutions and breaches of international law,
3) immediate negotiations between
Israeland the democratically elected government of the Palestinian Territoriesleading to an internationally recognised Palestinian Stateon the entire territory occupied in 1967 with its capital in .” Jerusalem
SO lets look at this motion. Firstly the noting with alarm bit. What started all this in
Firstly the embargo was put on Hamas because they are a terrorist organisation they agree with killing people. They now agree with kidnapping someone. Or to put it in terms that might make Labour angry. Hamas approve of rendereding a prisoner. So basically a group carries out a terrorist act and Labour believes they should get what they want. That certainly is one area that Labour and Sinn Fein can agree on.
On point two I have no problem with unless of course the return of the solider is part of that agreement which seemingly happened after the motion.
On point 3 I have to say this is very funny. “negotiations between
Now I could go into the Left wingness of Labour and Sinn Fein and where they agree or indeed the Offical IRA connections to Labour. To suggest some future coming together but I think that Labour belief in awarding terrorism and Sinn Fein support for terrorism. Suggest that the moral barrier (terrorism) that blocks Sinn Fein from the other parties in the Dail may well be a smaller barrier for Labour.