As part of a confidence and supply deal with the DUP Theresa May has agreed to spend £400m on infrastructure, £150m on broadband, £100m on health and education, £200m on health service transformation and £50m mental health in Northern Ireland, which is very deprived and poor … and the cry from Lefties everywhere is that this is terrible thing. The criticisms that the deal may damage the Good Friday agreement or the DUP are not forward thinking on women’s rights and gay issues, are simply red herrings. The deal will not impact on Tory social policy or influence our views or actions in regard to equality, Quite simply the Left are annoyed because we have struck a deal that keeps Corbyn out if number 10 and they have a dislike for unionism.
Please note that I did not write the following but instead found it on Facebook and wanted to share it with you;
Andrew McCann has written the best analysis of the deal with DUP. Patriotism gets rewards. Voting for a Marxist who loves terrorists doesn’t. And that is why the feral left are throwing tantrums
“For someone who has been a persistent critic of the Barnett Formula, you’d would have thought I’d be pretty annoyed at the fact Northern Ireland is about to get another £1.5 billion of taxpayers’ money, largely provided by people in the rest of the UK.
Not a bit of it. I’m absolutely delighted at the deal struck between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionists for all sorts of reasons. Here are several of them:
1). Northern Ireland has been sinfully excluded from the workings of mainstream British politics since its foundation. Governed on an ‘arms length’ policy instead of being fully integrated into the party systems operating in the rest of the country, the result was parochialism, the injustices of Unionist one-party rule, the appalling territorial irredentism of nationalist discourse, and the double-edged terrorist campaigns lasting over three decades. Finally, MPs elected in Northern Ireland are in a position to wield power and influence on matters which pertain to the whole of the country. And that, my friends, should be what true Unionism is all about – less concerned with flags and parades and more positionally influential with matters and decision-making affecting both Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. As a Unionist very much in the mould of that described above, for me this is manna from Heaven.
2). The rage of the Lefties on social media over this pact was only matched by their silence when a very similar arrangement was mooted by the DUP and Labour before the 2010 election. Anything capable of animating the hatred of the feral Left, such as the meddlesome cow who interrupted our conversation in a Bradford café yesterday lunchtime, is always a delight to behold. Especially following nearly three weeks of uninterrupted hubris at their modest advance under Chairman Jez.
3). Should Northern Ireland get £1.5 billion when other parts of the country will probably suffer a lack of comparable infrastructural investment over the same period? In one respect no it shouldn’t. But ask yourselves why we have arrived at this particular unfair juncture. We are here because millions of people in other regions and towns of Britain chose to ululate devotion and prostrate themselves electorally at the feet of an unrepentant, nasty, Marxist. The voters in places like Ealing, Dudley, Peterborough, Lancaster and, yes, here in Halifax also, could have turned those marginal seats into extra Conservative tallies to embolden the government’s majority as it embarks on the Brexit process. But no. Flushed with a parasitic entitlement culture, a nescient grasp of how economics work, and a perplexing love of a monster who has cuddled up to evil groups and evil regimes across the world, we ended up with more of Corbyn’s foot soldiers elected instead.
4). It’s staggering how a figure of £1.5 billion to be spent in Northern Ireland over two years annoys so many people – the same people who didn’t bat so much as an eyelid when it came to the promise from Labour to borrow £150 billion per year for five years. Moreover, these people exude insouciance when it comes to the £9 billion per annum we pay to their beloved EU, or the £3.5 billion we pay to keep the rancid BBC afloat. Hypocrisy eh?
5). The irony of the fact that, notwithstanding voting Labour in the hope of seeing Corbyn ensconced in Number 10, those who did so will not only be deliciously denied that opportunity for quite a few years, but will also lose out on investment whilst Northern Ireland is prioritised in accordance with the deal struck. Perhaps next time, when it comes to the need to embolden a government at a time of crucial national interest, people will think long and hard before venturing down a path which actually weakens not only the government, but the country when it most needs strength.
Let me put it to you in simple terms: The reason why Northern Ireland will be treated favourably in financial terms – whilst Yorkshire, the Midlands, Wales and Scotland, etc., won’t be – is that the majority of people in Northern Ireland were prepared to vote in a party dedicated to both furthering the principle of British patriotism and safeguarding the national interest re. Brexit. The majority in the other aforesaid areas weren’t. The consequence is the widening of the investment and public spending gap between the English regions and Ulster.
The left will seek any reason to overturn the democratic result of the June 2017 general election but the Conservatives had no option but to do the deal that would keep Corbyn out of number 10. It may not be ideal but it is in the best interest of the Country.