Meanwhile back in NI, the DUP are probably guilty of any prejudice you could name – homophobia, sexism, islamophobia
DUP Minister for Health Jim Wells
* branded west Belfast people as lawbreaking skinheads.
* linked child abuse and gay relationships
His remarks sparked
which is felt by anyone living under DUP hegemony
A far-right political party, its core values are distrust and disgust of anyone who isn’t
a white, Northern Irish, Protestant male.
Peter Robinson, its leader offered to send Muslims to the shops
former Lord Mayor of Belfast, ( 1986/87 and 2000/01)
MLA amd MP for East Antrim (double jobbing, anyone?) was accused of sexism when he remarked about two female government ministers,
“The other two Sinn Fein ministers are two women. I can’t remember their names but
their sister’s called Cinderella.”
Sammy Wilson also said
“The GAA is the sporting wing of the IRA“;
“I don’t care if [gays] are ratepayers. As far as I am concerned they are perverts”;
“Taigs don’t pay rates”;
“They [Sinn Féin voters in the Oldpark area of Belfast] are sub-human animals”.
Comment: I can appreciate the current outrage over Wilson’s homophobic comments
Query: Why wasn’t there this outrage when the DUP spouted their anti-Catholicism over the decades?
One final point. We talked about the Routemaster bus,
the “cauldron on wheels” some time ago
The story hasn’t gone away, you know.
The DUP launched its manifesto at Wrightbus’ Antrim plant.
The New Routemaster was behind the speakers
A second bus was then used for a series of staged press photographs with leading DUP members
including party leader Peter Robinson.
Consternation at Transport for London,
It is the owner of the New Routemaster design
It is also a public body with obligations to avoid being involved in electioneering.
A Transport for London spokesperson said:
“We were not aware of this event and, had we been asked, we would not have given permission for the bus to be used given pre-election rules for public bodies.
They’re getting some idea of how
suffocating it is to live under the DUP if you aren’t a certain type of a white, Northern Irish, Protestant male.
DUP core values are distrust of , disgust at , and contempt of everyone else. Yet it has the brass neck to demand