- Dec 29, 2010
On the TV Did Robin Swan just say that an Irish language act could lead to the reparation of Northern Ireland?????
It is important to respect the UUP and what they say. This leader is calling for different areas to be treated on the basis of how the locals vote would be extremely interesting.Yes, but then he said it wasn't a red line. Luckily nobody needs to care what the UUP think because he seems very incoherent.
Is there a reason why you bring religion into politics? and then accuse others of being sectarian.If it was possible Swann has took the UUP way back over into the DUP camp where Unionism feels most comfortable. Nesbitt, to be fair, tried to embrace a wider 'Unionist' constituency and reach out to those who believe in the Union, irrespective of creed. The wider UUP crowd however didn't buy that and they are now back wallowing in the NO NAY NEVER swamp. Unionism is totally incapable of embracing partnership or regarding Catholic Nationalist people as worthy of equality. Unionism is the residue of British colonialism and empire, it's DNA is firmly supremacist, racist, sectarian and bigoted. Nationalists should now just take a back seat and let demographics do the job. Unionism should be left alone in it's own dark corner to fester and disintegrate into extinction.
What I worry about is the lack of electoral reward for taking a moderate approach and reaching out to the other community like Nesbitt did. But then on the other hand I feel that people are getting on better and that there is an overall better understanding of the others point of view but there's just no room for that in the politics.When you boil it all down, the only real difference between the DUP and the UUP is that first letter.
"Evolution is defined as the change in the inherited traits of a population of organisms through successive generations."A laughable interview by Swann on BBC's The Sunday Politics, but as Suzanne Breen pointed out, it's precisely his lack of political nous that endears him to the membership - an honest farmer in the Tom Elliot mould. If the UUP had any sense at all they would be relentlessly focusing on DUP scandals and graft - there is precisely nothing to be gained in trying to outflank them on the right.
Nobody actually said that:Why do you think NI exists, it was brought about by a sectarian carve-up.
" A protestant parliament for a protestant people "
Mr. LEEKE: What about your Protestant Parliament?
The PRIME MINISTER: The hon. Member must remember that in the South they boasted of a Catholic State. They still boast of Southern Ireland being a Catholic State. All I boast of is that we are a Protestant Parliament and a Protestant State. It would be rather interesting for historians of the future to compare a Catholic State launched in the South with a Protestant State launched in the North and to see which gets on the better and prospers the more. It is most interesting for me at the moment to watch how they are progressing. I am doing my best always to top the bill and to be ahead of the South.