Having failed to bluster their way out of the Cash-for-Ash scandal, the DUP are busy with their Tory allies trying to find ways of muddying the waters and/or dragging public attention from their incompetence and potential corruption.
Here are just a few of their latest initiatives:
- Michelle O’Neill is partly to blame for the Cash-for-Ash because when she was Agriculture Minister her Department of Agriculture told farmers about the scheme.
- Barra McGrory is prosecuting former British soldiers.
- James Brokenshire says Barra McGrory appears to be prosecuting too many British soldiers
- The Sunday Telegraph has a lead heart-ache story of a former solder called Dennis Hutchings (75). Mr Hutchings has said “The majority of MPs in this and previous governments – and I include those buggers in the Ministry of Defence who have spent millions on inquiries in Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan – have done absolutely bloody nothing for us.” His daughter, Dawn Hadley, said: “He is an innocent man and all the other veterans are innocent. He was serving his country, he didn’t do anything wrong.”
A minute’s thought shows you how hysterical these claims are. Since the whole point of the exercise by the DUP is to get us all arguing about Bad Barra and great-grandas who might be gruff but wouldn’t hurt a fly and why waste good public money on inquiries in Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, and gorblimey, my old dad I just know he’s innocent and so are all his mates, bless ’em all, I’d urge any politician with half a brain and/or half a principle to turn from these soggy boggy arguments and focus on what brought about this election: the stupid/maybe corrupt renewable heating scheme that is burning its way through half a billion of our money, and over half a billion of the money of Dennis Hutchings and his fellow-subjects in Britain.