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Eoghan Harris: Sinn Fein's Scientology is the cult of 'moving on'

Published 08/07/2012 | 05:00

LAST Thursday, I went for my six-monthly cancer check-up, which involves a general anaesthetic. Mr David Quinlan, my consultant, and Mr Pat Benson, my anaesthetist, did their skilled stuff. But this time they gave me a bonus.

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I came out of the chemical sleep with a clear mind. In that moment of clarity, I finally faced the facts. Those of us in public life who fought a 40-year campaign to counter ambivalence about the IRA's armed struggle have failed completely.

Like Scientology, Sinn Fein is a cult which targets young people. And it is winning the battle for the hearts and minds of the rising generation in the Irish Republic. Ask your teenage children, tune in to any student debate, consult any political website.

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