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A “Sunningdale For Slow Learners”. From 1923

The Irish Election Literature blog carries a fascinating Sinn Féin general election manifesto from 1923, with an opening paragraph focusing on “Justice and Brotherhood”. What is worth noting is the pledge from SF for a regional government in the North of Ireland to accommodate the separatist British ethnic minority:

“Sinn Féin will offer to North-East Ulster peace based on such a measure of local autonomy as is consistent with the unity of all Ireland”

Is this not the ultimate “Sunningdale for slow learners”? And the shape of the future all-Ireland state?

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