Revolutionary socialists must condemn the Irish; SWP for its sectarian tactics. Now the European Left is without a revolutionary socialist fighter. Yes, there are other leftist fighters, from moderate socialist and communist parties. But many parties inside the European Unitarian Left/Nordic Green Left are not genuine socialist. Just look at the Scandinavian socialist parties who are deeply reformist, or the Dutch; Socialist Party more social democratic then socialist. Paul Murphy was a principal socialist MEP, who stood against the EU on a socialist platform. Brid Smith would not have stood as a revolutionary socialist, as the Irish; Socialist Workers Party rejects using the term ''socialist'' in their propaganda!
Still Irish workers are not without hope. Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party has been elected as Teachta Dála ( member of the Irish Parliament ). She will work with Joe Higgins against the conservatives and social democrats who rule the Republic of Ireland. The defeat of Paul Murphy in the European Parliament is a lose for workers of all European nations. Murphy did not stood as a Irish socialist, but as a international socialist for all workers. Because of Brid Smith and the People Before Profit Alliance, the anti-austerity vote was split!