How surprising, actually to be able to praise a Conservative member of Parliament for pointing out the facts of life to other politicians who have harmed the people! Energy is a devolved responsibility in Northern Ireland, and the reason people there don’t have the safety of a cap on the price of energy per unit is…Praise for Tory MP who put the DUP in its place over lack of energy price cap in NI
▪️1. Unlawful as it breaches international law and Refugee Convention (formed Post WW2 – lest we forget)
▪️2. Totally divorced from reality as there is no safe/legal route to claim asylum to UK
Also- Ukrainian scheme doesn’t recognise people as refugees.
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Ian Paisley’s fantasy legislation only continues party’s trend of weakening the Union as perception grows that reunification is looking more likely
Belfast artist Brian John Spencer’s take on DUP MP Ian Paisley’s suggestion of a border poll supermajority bill
The most compelling reason to believe that Irish unity might happen is not that nationalists are likely to win a border poll, but that a hapless unionism might lose it.
Ian Paisley Jr is not a stupid man, but this week he set out a monumentally stupid idea.
(1) Ian Paisley Jr is not a stupid man, but this week he set out a monumentally stupid idea. In attempting to strengthen the Union, he weakened it – just as the DUP has been doing for years. The episode confirms Jamie Bryson’s role in directing DUP policy.
(2) Cartoon of Ian Paisley’s hapless attempt to move the goalposts on Irish unity drawn yesterday at very short notice by the outstandingly talented @brianjohnspencr.
This isn’t the case.
NI currently has around £270m in unallocated public money which can’t be used to cover shortfalls