CORONAVIRUS is the latest morally supreme force sent to show unionists the futility of the Irish border, it has been claimed.
Former world tiddly-winks champion turned republican analyst Fergal MacGiollafossilach made his remarks hours after Sinn Fein U-turned on yesterday’s Stormont Executive decision to support the UK wide approach for dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic.
“It’s ridiculous for the north of Ireland to be following the British,” said MacGiollafossilach, “Ireland is an island and the north should be doing what the Dail says, viruses don’t stop at borders.”
The Republic of Ireland has gone into lockdown, whilst the UK has adopted a less drastic approach, keeping schools and universities open.
Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill says their decision to follow the Republic’s line was 110% to do with parental confusion and public safety and ZERO % to do with the pasting they took yesterday on social media for failing to toe the all-Ireland line on the issue.
“Ireland is an island, in fact there should be a border poll on this matter immediately, peoples lives are at stake,” concluded MacGiollafossilach,
“Nonsense,” says life long unionist Sammy Mopp, “it doesn’t stop at any other border. Has he never heard tell of scientific advice.
“If it’s good enough for the Chief Medical Officer, it’s good enough for me!”
“The UK response is the one we will be doing come what may, there is no need for a separate Northern Ireland response and there never will be. ”
BBC correspondent Gareth Gordon anticipated murmurings of discontent on this subject, yesterday tweeting:
“Expect unionists and nationalists on to differ on whether we follow Dublin or London re Coronavirus response.”
“No Irish nationalist or republican would ever lower themselves to political points scoring at a time like this,” said MacGiollafossilach, “its just the way we are, very humanitarian non-sectarian people!”
“Unionists are the same,” agreed Mopp, “not a sectarian bone in any of us!”
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