Greene brothers explain reason for their resignation from SP


Most interesting part of this is that they stand by Clare Daly’s claim that the reason for the resignations was the SP’s orientation to the ULA rather than anything about Mick Wallace.


4 Responses to “Greene brothers explain reason for their resignation from SP”

  1. 1 Mark P
    September 10, 2012 at 16:44

    What else is Brian going to say? We’ve left with Clare, but to be fair she’d never opened her trap about the ULA in her life and is talking absolute nonsense? There’s no way Clare can really back down on that now.

    His assessment of the mood in the Socialist Party is quite amusing in the circumstances. Honest, but still a but unusual.

    • September 11, 2012 at 09:26

      Well the SP narrative so far had been that the resignations had been unrelated – Brian’s statement seems to undermine that.

      Which is not to say that the criticism of the resignees that they did not attempt to fight for their view does not retain its validity.

      How exactly this plays out in the ULA is unclear but I am doubtful it will be able to resuscitate the ailing patient and death of the ULA as a workers’ party project still remains the most likely outcome.

      • 3 Mark P
        September 12, 2012 at 16:04

        I think that perhaps you are confusing my comment on the cedarlounge that Brian had not as of yet made public any explanation for his resignation, other than to tweet that he was not leaving because of Clare Daly for an “SP narrative”. The Socialist Party has said nothing about Brian and Donal’s decision to leave at all.

        As for “attempting to fight for their view”, the issue is less that Clare didn’t “fight” for the view she has since espoused on the subject of the ULA but that she never even mentioned it, until the day after her resignation when she was responding to the Socialist Party’s statement. Nor did she mention it when resigning or in her brief resignation letter. The first anyone in the SP knew of her apparently strongly held views on the ULA was the next day when she expressed them to the media.

      • September 13, 2012 at 07:15

        My understanding of the SP narrative on this issue is generated from a variety of resources, not just posts by your good self. The idea that the resignations were unconnected forms part of that overall narrative.

        I am unsure about the depth of Clare’s commitment to pushing the ULA forward beyond attempting to create an electoral machine for her re-election but we will see. I am also wary about the degree to which this represents a right-ward political evolution on her part but once again we will see. Her actions and comments in the coming period will make it all clear.

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