Coded Warning

By DeusExMacintosh

Circumstances are not yet right for a Sinn Fein deputy first minister to meet the Queen, the acting deputy first minister has said.

John O’Dowd’s comments come after Martin McGuinness said that if he is elected as Irish president, he would be prepared to meet the Queen.

Mr O’Dowd is standing in for Mr McGuinness while the presidential campaign continues.

He told the BBC’s Inside Politics that “the situation here is different”.

“It would depend on the circumstances and what events led up to such a meeting,” the acting deputy first minister said.

BBC News


  1. kvd
    Posted October 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Ouch indeed! You’ve exceeded yourself DEM. Fascinating to know where you get the exact right image for your point – is something I always wonder about.

  2. Posted October 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    About the only relief we’re getting from the ongoing Euro trainwreck right now.

  3. kvd
    Posted October 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Yes, SL. They need a fiat controller.

  4. Posted October 13, 2011 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    A lot of the time, you stumble across the picture and the funny just writes itself. 😀

  5. Adrien
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    I don’t normally support political violence but if Sinn Féin wants to blow up the Queen it’s okay with me as long as her husband is with her at the time. 🙂

  6. kvd
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] Sinn Fein is not married. Are you sure you’re not thinking of Sinead O’Connor?

  7. kvd
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Just thought there should be a follow up recorded for the election. I very much liked the way this article was written, and it left me wondering how we might fare in Oz in a Presidential election? Might we see Jack Mundey opposing Michael Leunig, for instance, as being the closest thing to a ‘terrorist’ opposing a ‘poet’? And there’s also the resonance of a tv star, reference to a ‘bagman’ and a bookie thrown into the mix.

    Great good luck to the Irish 😉

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