The insanity continues. David Trimble, the former chief of the centrist Ulster Unionist Party, now eclipsed among pro-union voters in the north-east of the country by the ultra-right Democratic Unionist Party, has taken to the pages of the conservative Spectator magazine in Britain to express more Brexiteer nonsense about Irish politics. Take this claim about an Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, as reported by an increasingly hibernophobic Sun newspaper:
What Leo Varadkar is doing is trying to appeal to Sinn Fein voters.
Yes, that’s correct. The leader of the right-wing, big business Christian Democrats in Fine Gael is trying to woo the left-leaning socialist and social-democratic supporters of Sinn Féin, and is shamefully using the United Kingdom’s difficult exit from the European Union to do so. And if we are to believe Iain Duncan Smith MP, an ex-minister and former head of the ruling Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, it’s because of an imminent “presidential election” in Ireland. One where candidates from FG and SF will be pitched head-to-head in a race for Áras an Uachtaráin, with nary another political party or rival in sight. Which might come as a surprise to the present incumbent of the honorary office.
Has the whole of civil society in the UK lost its collective fucking mind?!