Sean Mallory is not mightily impressed by DUP Dinosaur Nelson McCausland but leaves us to guess if he thinks McCausland's final suggestion has some merit. Sean Mallory is a Tyrone republican.
Nelson McCausland, DUP bigot, guiding light of the Arkrights and the sectarian racist Gibberish Society and chair of the Stormont’s arts committee (also a very important post!) and past DCAL minister, has successfully seen off two calls by both the SDLP and SF to have him step aside as chairman of an enquiry in to safety standards at Casement Park and to appear as a witness to the on-going investigation.
Both calls based on McCausland’s former role as sports minister and comments he made in the press. Both were defeated with the help of the DUP, UUP and NI21.
In turn, McCausland called for an investigation in to the funding of the West Belfast festival due to favouritism by the SF Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure. Apparently DCAL, under the tutelage of Carol Cullen of SF, showed favouritism to this festival because of four of the directors of the festival being members of SF. Surely not!
McCausland added to responses on unequal funding to other areas of the city with more emphasise on his bigots in North Belfast not receiving any of the funding:
"Don't come here and tell us there is parity and equity when there clearly isn't."
Which is rich coming from a man who demanded that sectarian racist Unionist/Loyalist bands be funded for uniforms and musical instruments which Cullen duly obliges, that the Ulster Museum should display what he demands especially about Orangism, and the Belfast Festival at Queens should show favouritism and promote pro-Israeli views and gospel music. Two subjects close to his heart and part of Nelson’s world view of Palestine and what a ‘shared future’ should entail.
Not content to leave it at that, McCausland, in reference to his ‘shared future’ view, has called SF’s proposals for Unionist/Loyalist inclusivity at the launch of their centenary commemorations of the 1916 Rising as a ‘farcical commemoration’ since nothing happened in Ulster and that they, SF, would be more suited to commemorating the British soldiers and civilians who died in the Rising.