Expulsion of Russian Diplomat is the act of a vassal state

Statement by the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton

The 26-County Administration is offering the Irish people up as a pawn in the power games of the big European powers just as John Redmond and the constitutional nationalist party did a century ago. Redmond’s policy resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of young Irish people in battlefields across Europe and the Middle East. The expulsion, based on intelligence supplied by the discredited British intelligence services is the act of a vassal state designed to appease their political masters in Brussels and London regardless of the morality and justice of the act itself or the potential consequences for the Irish people.

The expulsion of a Russian diplomat at the behest of the British Government is a blatant breach of the long-standing and progressive Irish policy of neutrality. A policy which predates the 26-County state itself.

The reliance on British Intelligence by the 26-County state in justifying this action, taken in support of the British State, is reprehensible on several levels.  Firstly, the British state continues to deny the essential unity and sovereignty of the Irish nation through its continued political and military occupation of the Six Counties. Secondly this is the same British State which has consistently refused to cooperate with any inquiry to establish the role of British intelligence in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974 in which 34 people including an unborn baby were killed – the biggest single loss of life in the present conflict.

The decision to embark on this course of action is in defiance of the wishes of the vast majority of Irish people. It is time for people speak out and in opposition to this slavish appeasement of the EU power bloc and make clear they do not act in our name.

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