What’s that reason?
A single word: Cóir.
A bunch of extreme-right Catholic lunatics who have for decades tried to dictate a Catholic agenda to the Irish people, interfering in every piece of legislation and every referendum we’ve had for the last forty years. A crowd of lying, bullying maniacs, led by an absolute tosser called Justin Barrett, and spoken for by an even worse bully called Niamh Ní Bhroin. [I should interject that all these groupings like Youth Defence and Cóir are the creation of veteran right-wing Catholic, Richard Greene, a one-man right-wing campaign, or obsessive, as people who engage in this sort of behaviour are normally known]. Justin, you might remember, was once photographed on the flag-draped stage at a rally of the extreme-right German party, the NPD, a Nazi organisation. Justin has also addressed a meeting of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova party in Milan. Of course, in both cases he just happened to be there without realising that he was dealing with Nazis, and unfortunately he failed to take any clues from the marching brown-shirted skinheads at the German rally.
Niamh was formerly a Youth Defence stormtrooper, like Justin, but neither are youthful any longer and they now operate under the Cóir flag of convenience instead.
Isn’t it strange the way the words Youth and Nazi seem constantly to appear together? Youth Defence; Schutzjugend.
Niamh, you might recall, is the daughter of Úna NicMhathúna, who once famously referred to proponents of divorce as “wife-swapping sodomites” in a fit of authoritarian apoplexy when the electorate failed to follow her instructions. You will vote as I tell you, or suffer the consequences. Do I make myself clear?
Úna is also a member of Cóir. The brand might have changed but the horrible message remains the same.
Be under no illusions. These are serious political crazies we’re talking about, and if they ever came to power you’d rapidly find yourself crushed beneath the boots of their followers.
Both Justin and Niamh are stalwarts of the Schutzjugend, and these gobshites have tried to shout down all opposition over the years on social matters including divorce, abortion and homosexuality. I heard Niamh on the radio this afternoon, hectoring, lying and twisting facts in the usual cynical Youth Defence manner, and I have to admit, she helped to make up my mind.
There are many cogent reasons to vote NO to Lisbon, but if this crowd of gobshites are against it, then I’m voting YES.