People Before Profit claims of substantial unionist support are a fantasy

Foyle MLA Eamonn McCann having a cup of tea back at his pop-up campaign office hours after his victory as a People Before Profit candidate. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin 
THE People Before Profit MLAs have designated themselves ‘socialist’ at Stormont which they no doubt are though the space is too small for them to write more accurately, ‘front for the Trotskyist Socialist Party’. Nevertheless the designation is a meaningless gesture in the context of Stormont’s assembly. However they describe themselves they are technically ‘other’ and can therefore play no part in serious contests in the assembly. While no one can dispute their socialism other than objecting that they won’t admit they’re Trots in[...]

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