Saturday 3 December 2016

Now that's excellent tolerance

Published 26/07/2015 | 02:30

Maybe it's due to our geographic isolation. Maybe it's part of our nature, but we don't really do extremist politics in this country.

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I have no idea whether Identity Ireland, the putative political party which tried to launch this week, are extremists or not. But that's only because their launch was stopped by those people who are definitely extremists - the anti-racist fascists who turned up to disrupt their meeting in a Dublin hotel.

To be honest, I don't really care for, or about, Identity Ireland's political views. Like most people, I would like to see their manifesto and then decide for myself whether I agree with them or think they're a bunch of idiots. That's called democracy, and the free market of ideas - people form a party and are either accepted or rejected by the people.

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