- 25 Feb 19
The Wood Burning Savages frontman writes about the latest insensitive comments from Sammy Wilson.
“To live outside the law you must be honest…” – Bob Dylan.
When you leave a supermarket in NI today, you’ll pass a trolley loaded benevolently by strangers for strangers. This food is distributed via foodbanks. You know this already, but it seems that Sammy Wilson of the DUP doesn’t. When discussing the already very real problem of food shortages post-Brexit in the House Of Commons, he let fly with this month’s Callous-And-Borderline-Sociopathic-Life-In-A-Bubble-DUP-Remark: “Go to the chippy.”
Wilson was like an irascible schoolchild, unburdened by genius or compassion. It was a disgusting belch of an utterance, showing contempt not just for the continually growing number of families in Northern Ireland relying on foodbanks, but for those in the wider UK also.