I am somewhat bemused by the talk of the proposed merger of the Social Democratic and Labour Party with Fianna Fail – ‘The Republican Party’.
The SDLP began as a political party emphasising ‘social democracy’ and ‘labour’ issues, and not nationalism.
It later transformed into a nationalist party, much to the annoyance of many of their members.
If this merger goes ahead with Fianna Fail, will the SDLP have completed their transformation into “The Republican Party”?
I cannot help but think that Gerry Fitt would turn in his grave.