Ireland: Sinn Fein Sinks Hate Speech Bill, Changes Mind on Invaders

People seem to be angry with them

It looks like Sinn Fein is going back to its populist roots.

This is quite a turn of events.

Ireland might not be as doomed as everyone thought it was.

European Conservative:

The political tide appears to be turning in the Republic of Ireland after Sinn Féin, the country’s largest opposition party, reversed its stance on proposed hate speech laws aimed at curbing the rise of the populist right. Additionally, the left-wing party hinted at adopting a Danish-style approach in opposing new EU open border policies.

Last week, Sinn Féin, the former political wing of the IRA paramilitary group, was criticised by both the Left and the Right as it signalled that it would drop support for controversial hate speech legislation that would see those convicted face up to five years in prison. This comes despite previous support for the very same legislation in the Irish Parliament.

Who the hell knows why they would support that, unless they were totally bought and paid for, in which case it is confusing how they would get out of that situation.

I don’t know the ins and outs of all this, frankly.

Sinn Féin is likely to lead a left-populist government after the next Irish election, but it has been rocked by recent grassroots protests in opposition to mass migration. Many pundits are linking the protests to a decline in electoral support for the party, particularly among its working-class base.

Despite previously supporting pro-migration policies, Sinn Féin TD (MP) Pa Daly was quick to emphasise that his party was “opposed to open borders.” He went on to say “We believe that Ireland needs a well-managed migration system” in relation to planned changes to EU asylum laws. This came after the party announced earlier this week that it would reverse its position on these laws.

Irish politics is changing fast. Last week, Dublin’s globalist elite were left spinning after the sudden resignation of centrist Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, and the country’s prospective new leader, Simon Harris, faces an uphill battle to be officially crowned his successor. Meanwhile, on Thursday morning, authorities arrested multiple suspects in relation to a string of arson attacks on asylum centres.

Sinn Féin’s change of heart on hate speech legislation means that the Republic will likely be without UK-style hate speech laws this side of a general election.

(This law was actually much worse than anything in the UK.)

Parties further to the left of Sinn Féin were quick to criticise the shift, with Labour leader Aodhán Ó Ríordáin claiming the party was taking cues from the populist right.

The party said it would also oppose many of the planned asylum measures at both the EU and the Irish level. It also raised hopes of Ireland using a special clause codified into various EU treaties that allows it to opt out of certain migration legislation, similar to Denmark.

So far, independent and non-aligned politicians appear to be the primary beneficiaries of the backlash against out-of-control migration in Ireland, with the centrist Fianna Fáil party witnessing a slew of defections of local councillors over the issue.

Ireland is probably the only country in Western Europe that could actually do something to change something.

It looks like, in the east, Polish people might rise up against their insane government that is Ukrainizing them while claiming they are getting revenge against Stalin (Stalin is already dead, by the way).

I still don’t trust any of these people. Just declare Conor McGregor your king already.