So said 18-year-old Connor Morgan as he became the first member of Sinn Féin to speak in the House of Commons. The event was the annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons – Mr Morgan being a representative for County Londonderry.
Speaking afterwards, Mr Morgan insisted his Sinn Fein membership was “completely irrelevant” as members of the Youth Parliament do not have party loyalties.
“This event is not party political,” he said. “I’m here today just for the young people of my area. I want to represent their views.”
Hardly irrevelant, given that, despite the Independent’s last line, it’s not the oath Sinn Féin object to so much as “the claim of that parliament to jurisdiction in Ireland.”
Isn’t that still right, Gerry?