Last year WSM members participated in a number of pickets, organised by the Anti-Racism Campaign, on the constituency clinic of Dublin Fianna Fail TD Ivor Callely. This was in response to comments made by Callely when he criticised the numbers of asylum seekers coming to Ireland. At the time we said that his comments would lead to an increase in racism, and would provide people who have an openly racist agenda with a cover for their activities.
After the June local elections, an independent member of Dublin Corporation, Finian McGrath, received an unsigned two-page letter which purported to outline the reasons why the letter writer did not vote for him. The letter contained such gems of wisdom as "I for one don't like the idea of multi-cultural, polyglot societiesÉÉmost of the crime in the greater London area is committed by angry young black menÉ..a woman from Rwanda is said to be earning £7,000 per week from a brothel in DublinÉ..these third world people will be in contention for our jobs and our girlsÉ.I don't like the idea of fraternisation across the racial divide. Black men, once they have a full belly and a roof over their heads are only interested in getting their big black cocks into a white womanÉ." etc. etc. The letter concludes with an approving quotation from one Adolf Hitler.
The letter further states that this poor sad fucker "voted for Ivor Callely, as he best represents my point of view." Enough said!
When the six Fianna Fáil members of the new European Parliament settle into their seats in the plush new parliament building, they will find themselves in good company. The MEPs, whose government colleagues have just forced the Immigration Bill through the Irish parliament in order to speed up deportations from "friendly Ireland", have joined the Union for Europe of the Nations grouping. Other members of the group (which has 31 members in total) include:
At least they'll have more than their fat salaries in common!