Thursday 12 February 2009

Unionists can do irony

The Andersonstown News on Monday carried a nice little example of the irrationality of the unionist position. The UDA (who nice unionists abhor, of course) ordered a man "out of the country" for alleged criminality.

But which 'country' was he ordered out of? The UK? Or just Northern Ireland? It was clearly the latter, which shows up the reality of the unionist position at its most ignorant – they are 'loyal' to a vision of Northern Ireland (the fantasy of 'Ulster') rather than to the UK. At their street-thug level they are really just 'little Ulsterites', and therefore an ideal complement to the political 'little Ulsterites' of the DUP.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The United Kingdom is a unitary state consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales."