Sinn Féin is neither willing nor able to take on the responsibility of being in government
Published 02/11/2015 | 02:30
The decision of Sinn Féin to sign up to an electoral platform with the ultra left - only for the ultra-left to reject it - is a first-rate example of the shambles that characterises the 'alternative' supposedly on offer to voters.
It started when Sinn Féin announced it would sign up to the Right2Change alliance in a bid to benefit from the vote transfer pact the alliance envisaged.
The development marked the end of a 20-year movement on Sinn Féin's part towards the political mainstream - and that's because this "pact" is clearly not a platform for government.