4/13/2005

Throw him to the Lions!

The lunatic fringe of the Democratic Unionist party reared its head again as Nelson McCausland expression his belief that the rubgy team representing England, irish, Wales and Scotland should revert to the exclusionist and probably offensive name of the "British Lions". The DUP councillor, who previously launched a tirade against bi-lingual handbooks, feels that the name British and Irish Lions is innappropriate. Now pardon me for using logic but surely this is an appropriate name for a team made up of players from Britian AND Ireland (incidentally captained by an Irishman). Obviously Mr. McCausland's disdain for all things Irish simply can't tolerate this inclusive and sensible naming of a sporting team.

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