Peter Robinson, the joint first minister of the regional government in the north-east of Ireland, the leader of the DUP, the largest political party of the British minority community on the island of Ireland, and former founding member of the Ulster Resistance, a British terrorist organisation in Ireland that Mr. Robinson resigned from when he discovered that it was a, er, terrorist organisation, has attacked a political opponent in the Stormont Assembly for selling land in Ireland to “Republicans” – in Ireland.
The claim came in a heated exchange with our old friend Séimí Mac Alasdair Jim Allister of the TUV, the extreme micro-Unionist party, where according to the BBC:
“Mr Robinson said: “I do understand that he (Mr Allister) does have some sympathy for u-turns.
“This is the same member who comes in here week after week and a man from Mars would think that he was breathing fire on republicans.
“And he chides me for doing business with republicans, but then secretly and, outside of this house, the member as the executor of a will, is selling land to republicans in County Fermanagh to benefit his own family.”
The word “republicans” in the case of land and property is of course simply Unionist code for “Catholics” (as in, I wouldn’t have one around the place). So, British colonial nationalism in Ireland, business as usual.