Well, after a reasonably good British result last night (labour in power but Tony Blair bruised) the Northern Irish results were their usual depressing yet predictable self. We now have nine DUP MPs and 5 Sinn Fein MPs - obviously the voice of reason and moderation has now completely left Northern Ireland. It's rather scary to think the future of this country is in the hands of the two most extreme parties. The Ulster Unionists have only got one MP now, and SDLP have three which isn't too bad but isn't exactly a ringing endorsement as a lot of their votes came from Unionists who were voting tactically. So in the orange corner we have a bunch of right wing evangelist bigots and in the green corner we have a party inextricably linked to a terrorist organisation.
Northern Ireland is completely fucked.
Also, although I didn't support the war it was a shame to see that hideous George Galloway taking Oona King's seat. A man who aligns himself with a group who support Shariah Law (and still claims to be left wing) is no better than a woman who voted for the Iraq war. Well done, George, for taking the seat of one of the few black, female MPs in Britain.
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