- Mar 14, 2017
The big political scoop of September was possibly going to be the announcement of the SF presidential candidate. However, may the launch of a new party steal the Shinners' thunder? Supporters of Irexit and the supposed grand narrative of rising Western populism surely would hope so! Apart from back to school and the Dublin Horse Show, the new Irexit Freedom Party may prove to be quite a significant event of the next couple months.
The new party's launch, to be held in the Bonnington Hotel in Whitehall (formerly the Regency Hotel, until that fella was shot in it and it dropped a star) will include the presumed leader of this new party Hermann Kelly. Kelly, a journalist for the Irish Catholic and political consultant to Britain's UKIP, wants to bring Ireland out of the E.U. alongside Britain. An Irexit, the party's raison d'etre, is a very ambitious goal. The new party is evidently modeled off UKIP and hopes to present a repackaged Brexit to the Irish public in the form of Irexit.
The party are charging eight euro for entry to their AGM. It'll be an interesting thing to see how they play out. The times they are a changin'!