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Can Republicans Succeed Without Upholding National Sovereignty?

Francis Mackey, Chairman of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement has released this statement following a meeting of the National Executive in Belfast at the weekend.

Francis Mackey • 6 February 2005

"The failure of the Stormont agreement culminating in the latest furore is the culmination of years of negotiation based on a flawed analysis.

At no stage in this process was the cause of the conflict in Ireland on the negotiating table and the British Government outflanked republican/nationalist negotiators with regard to the issue of Irish National Sovereignty.

Effectively the British government strengthened its presence in Ireland with their violation of our sovereignty and by doing so have institutionalised the Unionist veto, which they have used to their advantage and against the Irish people.

The Provisional leadership have been forced to admit that concession after concession have failed to make any impact on the thinking within the British administration and one must make the observation the British side did not have to move, given that the Irish negotiators were willing to participate without challenging the violation of the rights of the Irish People to
national self-determination.

The stark reality for the republican base is that they have to question what went wrong and if the position of the Sinn Fein leadership is tenable given their failure to protect National Sovereignty and their failure to uphold the right of the Irish people to national self-determination.

The debate is ongoing and no matter what the outcome, the only successful conclusion will come through a leadership that upholds and protects the sovereignty of the Irish Nation."
















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Index: Current Articles

9 February 2005

Other Articles From This Issue:

Oderint dum Metuant
Anthony McIntyre

Life Amongst the Proveau Riche
Brian Mór

Can Republicans Succeed Without Upholding National Sovereignty?
Francis Mackey

The Party or the Process
Dr John Coulter

Sean Russell and the Nazis
Mick Hall

Counting the Bodies
Liam O Ruairc

Elections' Aftermath
Ghali Hassan

What did Aeschylus write in "Daughters of Danaus"?
Toni Solo

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Burdens Unbearable
Anthony McIntyre

The Generals' Dance
Mick Hall

One Year After the Kelly's Incident: Bobby Tohill Speaks
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Loyalist Elements Feuding with UVF - Blamed for Attacks at Unity Walk
Sean Mc Aughey

The Possibilities With Brown
Dr John Coulter

Report of Bloody Sunday Commemoration in Glasgow
Seamus Reader

Uniting Against Radicalism
Harun Yahya



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