Oiks - know your place! The Senator is not amused
One of the great myths of Official Ireland is that David Norris is a great bit of crack, altogether. Look at him putting on his funny voices - which often involve a poor imitation of a working-class accent. Oh, he's such a card, is Nelly Norris.
The thing is - he's not. In fact, Norris can frequently display a rather authoritarian and deeply unpleasant attitude towards the lower orders and his recent comments about unemployed people spending his 'tax dollars' on booze is a case in point.
According to Nelly: "I hear people on the wireless saying, 'Oh, what about the poor people on the social welfare and they'll be deprived of their few drinks'. I don't spend my tax dollars to buy drinks for people on social welfare... I really don't, and I resent that. I think it's ridiculous. I don't think tax is for people to be drinking all the time. I see them all around my area buying slabs of drinks for virtually nothing."