Monday 18 June 2018

Adams should do a Farage and 'Gerrexit'

The once Eurosceptic Sinn Fein leader cannot continue to defythe laws of political physics

Bowing out: Former leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, who stepped down shortly after the EU referendum result Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Bowing out: Former leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, who stepped down shortly after the EU referendum result Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Willie O'Dea

Though he will probably reject it, I have some advice for Gerry Adams this morning. My advice is that he follow the example of his fellow Eurosceptic, Nigel Farage, and quit now, while the going is still (almost) good.

After nearly 10 years in the role, Farage has opted to relinquish the leadership of his ultra-nationalist outfit and get out of politics before his supporters start to suffer the consequences of the reckless policies he advocated.

After 33 years, Adams should look at doing the same.

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