Patrick Murphy: So, where did it all go wrong for the SDLP?

Under the leadership of John Hume, pictured right, the SDLP encouraged Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams, pictured left, into the political mainstream throughout the 1980s and 1990s. A factor in the SDLP's long decline was its failure to fully recognise Sinn Féin's political intentions
SO farewell then, the SDLP, primary advocate of power sharing, lead architect of the Good Friday Agreement and once the darling of Washington. Now a mere shadow of its former self, the party is spl[...]

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