Gavin Robinson accused of ‘ungracious’ acceptance speech…

Gavin Robinson is getting a lot of flak for his acceptance speech. Watch it below:

YouTube video

Here is an extract:

The last 5 long years are over. A new day has dawned in East Belfast. when people were offered the choice to go forward or back, they choose forward. And they choose to go forward with someone they can trust.

The comments did not go down well on twitter:

https://twitter.com/NewtonEmerson/status/596505194357207040

https://twitter.com/neildalzell/status/596496073885122561

Even more damning is this tweet from Naomi Long:

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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