- My Opinions on Northern Ireland Politics
- August 4th, 2013
It's been a while, I tend to spend more time on Facebook now, but I think I'll post something to this that I recently wrote on a Facebook group as it gives my opinions on Northern Ireland politics in a nutshell.
"Both Sinn Fein and the DUP need sectarianism, they've allowed things to progress to the point that while the Troubles are largely over, the divisions still exist.
In my opinion this is for two reasons, firstly they need the divisions in order for people to vote for them.
Secondly, sectarianism provides a convenient distraction when needed, if for example they're not running the country properly some nonsense will be brought up (flags etc). This way the media and public focus will be on that instead of something important.
They're happy with the status quo as it allows them to remain in power (and in receipt of the salaries that go with it).
However, neither Sinn Fein nor the DUP have any serious intention of trying to bring an end to the 'us and them' attitude considering the wonders it works for them."