SINN Feín officials have reacted to the news that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are closing in on an agreement for government with relief, with some hardened former IRA members ‘weeping openly for joy’ at the news.
The country met today’s news that Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin were preparing to announce a FF/FG coalition government with shock and disgust, with many feeling that both parties are taking advantage of the developing Coronavirus crisis to ‘sneak a government past us’.
However Sinn Féin delegates have come out and said that the party is ‘perfectly fine’ with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael holding the fort for the next few years, or at least until the global pandemic and inevitable recession pass.
“There’s a time to be in leadership, and there’s a time to be in opposition; and this has opposition written all over it” said a spokesperson for the party, from an undisclosed location.
“When we said we wanted to form a left-led coalition to govern, we kinda meant we wanted to do it without the obstacles of a complete shutdown of society, ya know? So yeah, leave the lads to it from here. Fuck knows, we’d hate to be the ones to blame when all this goes as badly as we think it’s going to”.
Sinn Féin are expected to field a strong panel of candidates for the next general election after the pandemic passes, at which time the traditionally older FF/FG voter base may have been eroded.