I see that most loathsome of political specimens, Hillary Clinton, is back in Belfast today.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to arrive in Belfast on Friday as part of a four-day trip to Europe. It is understood she will meet Northern Ireland’s first minister and deputy first minister, and attend an Ireland Fund dinner at Titanic Belfast. It could be one of her last foreign engagements as Washington’s most senior diplomat.
“An Ireland Fund” dinner? Woner where that country is? Clinton and husband Bubba were central to placing the IRA in government here and so in a sense this is a return to the scene of the crime. It is entirely fitting that Hillary Clinton should come along to Belfast to celebrate her part in making sure that the democratic standard here has become so corrupted that lunch with an IRA Godfather seems normal.