‘Falling out’ – RTE’s Dan O’Sullivan: ‘Theresa May has been caught red-handed’
An Irish Times columnist has accused the UK prime minister of “falling out” with the Irish people after she told the country’s voters she was “not a racist”.
Read moreAn Irish Times column in this week’s edition accused Mrs May of “fumbling her way through” a series of interviews in which she appeared to be “firmly in denial” about racism and alleged discrimination against her fellow citizens.RTE’s RTE radio presenter Dan O”Sullivan, who has written a number of columns for the Irish Times, said the UK leader’s comments “demonstrate that she’s not a racist, and is simply trying to sell her wares”.
This is a country of people who are different from us, different from our history, different to our culture, different in our politics, different because of how we voted.”””
This is not a country where a Prime Minister says that you have to be a white person, you have an Irish accent, you’re Irish.
This is a country of people who are different from us, different from our history, different to our culture, different in our politics, different because of how we voted.””
She’s saying that you can be white and be a bigot.
That’s not racist.
That is not what the British people voted for.”
She has been accused of being an ignorant white woman, but she hasn’t even been told the truth.
“She’s just lying to the British public.
This was all planned, this was all orchestrated, this is part of her grand scheme to try and win the Brexit referendum.”
This is an example of how she is a total failure as a leader of a country, and her failure is now showing itself on the ground in Ireland.
“Mr O’SULLIGAN said the Prime Minister’s comments were “clearly intended to intimidate” the Irish electorate and said “she should have apologised to the people of Ireland, not the British.””
The Irish people have made it clear that they want their prime minister to respect the rule of law, and they want her to respect democracy,” he said.”
There’s a strong case for Mrs May to apologise to the Irish for the comments she made on her visit to the country last week.
“He added: “I hope that her attempt to reassure the Irish public will now be abandoned.
It is clear that she wants to intimidate the Irish voters.
She’s not acting in the interest of the people in Ireland, and she is not acting for the good of the country.
“The comments sparked widespread condemnation from Irish and UK politicians and campaigners, with the Prime Minster issuing a statement on Wednesday afternoon saying she was making an “urgent apology”.”
As a former British ambassador to Ireland, I have no doubt that she is aware of the importance of the issue of race relations and the need for a robust conversation with people of Irish heritage in Ireland,” the statement said.
Read more”Theresa, I hope, will have the strength to face up to the challenges ahead and listen to the concerns of all the people and communities of Ireland who are proud to be Irish.
“I wish that this apology would serve as a wake-up call for the Prime Ministers leadership.”‘
I was shocked and appalled’Mrs May, who visited Ireland on Wednesday, is due to speak at a press conference in Dublin later in the day.
“My heart goes out to all those who have been impacted by this,” she said.
She said she had been “shocked and appalled” by the comments, and had asked the Irish Government to offer her an apology.
“I have made clear that this was an entirely inappropriate comment that I was not able to take,” she added.
“And I am asking for an immediate apology from the Irish government.”
The Prime Minister said she would also hold a series in the coming days of interviews with the leaders of the two countries, with her team to be in touch with the BBC for the programme.
She will also meet with the chief executives of the British Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Dublin.
The Prime Minstry has said she is looking forward to her visit.
“We will be in contact with the British Government, and will have an opportunity to share our experiences and understand the challenges that the Irish economy faces,” she told reporters.
“The British Government is committed to making our country stronger and more prosperous.”
As the Irish have rightly pointed out, there is a big gap between our countries and their economic success.