Ard Comhairle of the Workers’ Party on the decision to leave the Party by the Northern Ireland Business Committee and its supporters.
Over the past number of years, it has become evident that a small group of members of the Workers’ Party, centred around the regional body the “Northern Ireland Business Committee,” hold political positions which are at odds with the majority of the Party’s membership, and the Party’s history and tradition. This faction has used increasingly undemocratic methods to impose its will, in an effort to shift the Party away from socialist republicanism and working class engagement, and towards sect-like isolationism, and pro-unionist politics. Emblematic of this was an attempt by this group to remove the Starry Plough as the Party’s official symbol some years ago.
The Workers’ Party’s Ard Comhairle has devoted countless hours in trying to resolve these internal Party differences and maintain Party unity.
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