In one section about 5 minutes in, he was commenting on the recent Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. He referred to the crèche – labelled by Sinn Fein (rather than Sammy) as ‘Long Crèche’ – and tastelessly suggested: (mp3 download)
The babies were in cages, wrapped in blankets. They wouldn’t eat their dinner either – and you want to see what they did with the nappies.
Can you imagine, Ah wee Seamus’ dad would’ve been proud of him, 15 months, he’s mastered a dirty protest already.
Tasteless. And not in the spirit of the party leader’s speech.
Update – BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback picked up on Sammy’s comments at lunchtime (6 min 35 secs in) …
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