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A Gaelic Socialist Republic?

This is a guest post by Karl Pfeifer

You may have read my short report on May Day in the centre of Vienna.

There was an interesting comment on my article:

Paul Stott

“Reading the respective objectives, your correspondent seems to have conflated two leaflets – that of Republican Sinn Fein, and that of the Celtic League. Perhaps the same person was giving out both leaflets? Having once seen the same person selling, at the same time, An Phoblacht (the Sinn Fein paper) the New Worker (mad pro-North Korean Stalinists of the New Communist Party) and Searchlight (Zionist anti-fascists, with admitted spook input) anything is possible….”

No. I received only one small leaflet of, and I have scanned both sides of the leaflet in German language. The leaflet has published the logo of Republican Sinn Fein. The leaflet states:

“Our aim is a socialist Republic consisting of all 32 Counties of Ireland that is a part of a Gaelic League. This alliance should consist next to Ireland also of Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall and the Bretagne, if their population wishes.”


The aim of having one socialist republic of all the 32 Counties of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall and the Bretagne (part of France) seemed to me to be madness.