Supporting criminality

On Friday Moochin Photoman raised the issue of the former member of the TUV (Ann Cooper) who celebrated those who acted in an illegal fashion by underpaying benefits to members of ethnic minorities. Ms. Cooper was not, however, the only politician (not that she is really a politician) to celebrate law breaking last week. Martin McGuinness in his speech at Bellaghy celebrated a series of criminals. McGuinness said of the Hunger Strikers: “They are the people who have set the moral compass for the rest of us to aspire to.” Just to remember that includes people such as Thomas McElwee whose moral compass led him to burn to death Yvonne Dunlop in her shop in Ballymena: something to aspire to? or the act of a traitor to Ireland?

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