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A very short document this, produced by Provisional Sinn Féin for internal distribution in the early 1980s around the time that Sinn Féin, The Workers’ Party became the Workers’ Party. This is unusual for the thoughtful treatment of the 1969 split which is almost painstakingly fair in its analysis recognising some of the dynamics at work that played out in the radically different perspectives of that period. Telling, perhaps, that this should come just after the point when the Workers’ Party jettisoned the name Sinn Féin.