Friday, 6 June 2008

Fundamentalist, Ulster nationalist First Minister? Who'd have thunk it?

Iris Robinson did a fine job of emphasising her husband’s pragmatic and secular instincts earlier this week on the Nolan show. Having spent some time bemoaning the loss of the word ‘coloureds’ and offering homosexuals the services of a psychiatrist to get them ‘turned around’, Iris stressed that she shared these beliefs with her ‘born again Christian’ husband. Wonderful. Only in Northern Ireland could Peter Robinson represent progress in edging the First Minister’s post away from an even more extreme religious nut-case.

And as if to emphasise the element of continuity between Robinson and his Ulster nationalist predecessor, O’Neill makes an interesting contribution in the comments zone of a post on Slugger which includes a ‘TagCrowd’ of the new First Minister’s inaugural speech. He notes that there are no tags for ‘unionist’, ‘unionism’, ‘Britain’, ‘British’ or indeed ‘UK’. The King is dead, long live the King.

9 comments:

CW said...

Iris R's remarks about homosexuality are not surprising - and Johnny Guitar of yourfriendinthenorth.blogspot.com makes it clear in plain terms what he thinks of her!

fastlad said...

Her comments are bigoted beyond belief. She should be forced to resign. You can't menace and mark thousands of your own constituents and expect to keep your post.

Chekov said...

"Northern Ireland's'First lady' probed by police" is the Daily Mail's headline. Now there is a nauseating thought.

panzers deep into russia said...

Whilst not agreeing with what she has said i would fight hard to make sure she was allowed to make them. Censorship of this kind precludes debate afterall if you believe in the literal word of the bible then homosexuality is wrong

Chekov said...

She hasn't been censored. She shouldn't be censored. The point is that she's not a suitable person to hold public office.

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