THE Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, this week displayed a fundamental misunderstanding of Sinn Féin. Under pressure from the DUP to cut Sinn Féin Westminster expenses altogether, the SoS asked the Shinners to come up with an alternative version of the oath of allegiance, so that they potentially take up their seats in the ‘Mother of Parliaments’.
According to Sinn Féin dogma and doctrine, the ‘Mother of Parliaments’ is the bastard child of an imperial hegemony created in the blood of the colonies and seared with injustice on Irish people the world over.
The likelihood of Sinn Féin taking their seats in Westminster is so far-fetched as to be unbelievable. The only oath to Westminster they are likely to agree to, is one that swears to abolish Westminster when England acknowledges its place as a subsidiary county to the provinces of Ireland.
To make matters worse, they’ve put up the price of beer in the MPs bar!