When silliness takes on a more sinister tone

August 1, 2013

Frimfram

Fail

Today’s Journal.ie reports that DUP councillor Bert Johnston wants an all-Ireland ban on the sale of silly string. That alone might be cause for some eye-rolling on what some (many?) might regard as an inappropriate use of political time and resources.

The story becomes less silly by far when you realise that this appears to be the same councillor reported on by the blog Atheism: Northern Ireland which carries links to The Impartial Reporter  detailing councillor Johnston’s allegedly homophobic and sexist views.

Johnston is quoted in The Journal as stating (on why he wants silly string banned): “It’s like anything, you’ll tolerate it for a time but eventually you get fed-up.”

Perhaps, in light of his reported views, this will also be true for his own presence in political circles.

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