As the nation reels from the democratic process, by electing one of the most hated Prime Ministers in British political history- the electorate is still struggling to comprehend what is taking place. As the dust settles from the election, the British public is still no closer in understanding who will be governing them in the future. However, what we do know is that Theresa May has been busy, with the Queens blessing forming a Government with ‘terrorist sympathisers’.
Theresa May announced that she will try to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Northern Ireland’s largest unionist party.
The DUP have 10 MPs and if they vote with the Conservatives, the Government will be able to get its distasteful proposals through Parliament.
The Conservatives after running a campaign based on fear mongering against Islamic ideas and false hysteria about terrorist sympathies will enter government with the DUP, which is backed by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA).
The UDA is less known in England than the IRA, largely because they killed Northern Irish Catholics during the Troubles, which did not make the news as often as the killing of English people or security personnel. The UDA is a violent loyalist paramilitary group, which is still active today. Just weeks ago, it murdered a man in broad daylight in Northern Ireland. The man was shot dead in a Sainsbury’s car park in front of horrified shoppers and his three-year-old son.
The UDA backed the DUP in this election by issuing a statement in support of the party’s South Belfast candidate Emma Little Pengelly, “strongly urging” people to back her. The news drew sharp criticism from political opponents, including former Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford, who said: “Arlene Foster needs to make clear if her party accepts an endorsement by a group closely connected to the UDA. The electorate, particularly in South Belfast where this endorsement was given, deserve to know.
“It is now 2017 – paramilitaries should not even exist, never mind be giving ringing endorsements of political candidates.”
The DUP’s leader Arlene Foster met with the UDA’s chief during the election campaign, just 48 hours after the murder of a local man in a supermarket car park. She defended the meeting, saying that the party did not support any terrorist groups or actively seek endorsement from them: “If people want to move away from criminality, from terrorism, we will help them to do that, but anyone who is engaged in this sort of activity should stop, should desist, and if they don’t they should be open to the full rigour of the law.”
Considering all the Conservatives’ false talk about Mosques and Islamic Groups harbouring ‘terrorist sympathisers’ it is they who are entering coalition with a political party that has been backed by a terrorist organisation.
The Conservative party has no problem in entering negotiations with a party that holds certain views which would be deemed as “extremist” or “Islamist” if Muslims expressed them.
Here are some of the positions held by the DUP, which if Muslims held, would bring extra funding to Prevent officers. They would not be able to contain themselves and be in full overdrive, interviewing everyone and their cat if a household held these views.
Ian Paisley Jr, son of the party’s founder Ian Paisley, has previously called homosexuality “immoral, offensive and obnoxious” and said he was “repulsed” by gays and lesbians.
The party once championed a campaign called “Save Ulster from Sodomy”.
Former DUP health minister Jim Wells told a South Down hustings in 2015: “The gay lobby is insatiable, they don’t know when enough is enough.”
He also said children who were raised in a homosexual relationship were more likely to be abused or neglected. He later apologised for the comments.
DUP politician Trevor Clarke last year said he thought only gay people could contract AIDS or HIV, but has since admitted he “did not understand the stigma attached to it” and has campaigned for greater awareness and prevention.
The party staunchly opposes same-sex marriage, believing in what they call the “traditional” definition of the union, and has vetoed several attempts to pass new legislation.
Speaking of the pro-marriage equality movement, party leader Arlene Foster said in 2016: “They are not going to influence me by sending me abuse – in fact, they are going to send me in the opposite direction and people need to reflect on that.”
She added: “I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality, that’s not a matter for me – when it becomes a matter for me is when people try to redefine marriage.”
The DUP has long opposed abortion and any attempts to liberalise the law. Ms Foster last year vowed to prevent terminations being made available in Northern Ireland.
“I would not want abortion to be as freely available here as it is in England and don’t support the extension of the 1967 act,” she told The Guardian in 2016.
The party once appointed climate change denier Sammy Wilson as its environment minister.
Mr Wilson said it was a “con” to suggest humans had changed weather patterns.
He also said in 2014: “We are already paying through the nose for electricity because we go down the route of the dearest electricity possible through renewable energy” and are “putting our agricultural industry in jeopardy because there is no greater producer of greenhouse gases than cows.”
Evolution and creationism:
The party counts a number of creationists among its senior members.
DUP assembly member for West Tyrone, Thomas Buchanan, last year endorsed an event promoting creationism to be “taught in every school”.
The event included presenting “the biblical case for the sound teaching of children” that will “offer helpful practical advice on how to counter evolutionary teaching”.
DUP politician Edwin Poots has expressed his views that the planet is a “young earth” created just 4,000 years ago.
“You’re telling me that cosmic balls of dust gathered and there was an explosion. We’ve had lots of explosions in Northern Ireland and I’ve never seen anything come out of that that was good,” he told the Radio Times.
Ms Foster was embroiled in a sexism scandal when she described Sinn Fein’s leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neil, as “blonde.”
“I don’t want to be sexist because I can’t…” she told the Sunday Independent.
“Michelle is very attractive. She presents herself very well and she is – you know – her appearance is always very ‘the same’.
“You never see her without her make-up. You never see her without her hair [looking] perfect.”
Strong and stable, that was the mantra of Theresa May. However, when it comes to stability and strength this is not a quality possessed by the tired and weary Prime Minister. Years of designing draconian legislation against Muslims, she possessed zero evidence of terrorist sympathisers in mosques and schools. However she continued. Now we have the same architect of the Counter Terror Act, staring at actual terrorist sympathisers dewy eyed. Hypocrisy has always plagued British politics and will continue to do so.
The Conservative party will work with anybody, let that be the DUP or dictators around the world, if it’s means benefit and political interest.
British loyalists attack Irish Catholic school children with a pipe bomb in 2001. The DUP refused to condemn the violent threats against the children.
British loyalists attack Irish Catholic school children with a pipe bomb in 2001. The British far right look to loyalists with pure admiration.
Posted by Crimes of Britain on Tuesday, 4 April 2017