Well, it’s politics as abnormal in the north-eastern part of the country as the decaying corpse of the British colony in Ireland continues to leach its poison. From the Impartial Reporter newspaper:
“ULSTER Unionist MLA Tom Elliott has claimed all 23 councillors at Fermanagh District Council could be facing fines for voting to place Irish graphics on Council-owned vehicles and letter-headed paper without carrying out an equality impact assessment first.
According to the former councillor, all of the councillors, including his own UUP colleagues and members of the Democratic Unionist Party who voted against it, now face being fined by the Northern Ireland Audit Office for costs incurred by the Council as a result of the decision.
Mr Elliott says the Equality Commission is currently investigating his complaint and he has also informed his solicitor, whom he says has told him that “I have a case.””
Unionists seeking support from an “equality commission”? So much irony, so little time…
Meanwhile Ireland’s ruling elite demonstrate that when it comes to appeasing anti-democratic forces Neville Chamberlain was virtually a ballot-box Rambo by comparison. The militant extreme of the British Unionist minority uses violence and the threat of violence to block political progress on the island of Ireland. Is it 1912? 1913? Why no, its Ireland 2013 and here come the pleas for peace in our time. Again.
Liz O’Donnell, former centre-right PD politician, in the Irish Independent:
“Clearly, the move to take the flag down from City Hall was not one that should or could be achieved by brute democratic force, ie by majority vote.”
Absolutely. The very idea of democracy in “Northern Ireland”? Madness. Sure, wasn’t that the reason why the place was created in the first place? To get away from bloody democracy (those crazy Irish and their damn “voting”… Grrrr!).
As for equality, well everyone supports that. Obviously. It’s simply that under British rule in Ireland some people are more equal than others. I believe its called “our tradition”.
“Sinn Fein’s weekend call for a border poll on Irish unity suggests that lessons have not been learned from recent events. Even if a majority vote is achievable on that question within a generation, it is folly to trumpet it now. Although unionists remain a majority in Northern Ireland they are a minority on the island. They need re-assurance that when the worm has turned their dignity and allegiance will be protected.”
Exactly. Just because there might be a majority in the North of Ireland who now support reunification does not mean we need to actually go ahead and allow them to vote on it. After all, if we give in to the Irish “worms” it will only anger the British Unionist minority. And that is the last thing we want.
In 1813. Or 1913. Or 2013. Or…
- A Fourth Green Field? (ansionnachfionn.com)
- The Violence Of The British Anti-Democrats In Ireland (ansionnachfionn.com)
- That Infamous Nolan Show (ansionnachfionn.com)
- The Endgame For The Anti-Democrats (ansionnachfionn.com)
- People Power – Taking Back The North (ansionnachfionn.com)
- The Anti-Democrats – The British Unionist Minority In Ireland (ansionnachfionn.com)
- “Northern Ireland” 48% Protestant, 47% British – So Why Is Ireland Still Partitioned? (ansionnachfionn.com)
- The Unionist Minority In Ireland – Do As We Say, Not As We Do! (ansionnachfionn.com)