News Release

British Election: DUP and the “Orange Card”

newsrelease12The Washington Post reports in: “This minor party holds the trump cards in the British Parliament. What is the DUP?” that: “After last night’s shocking results, Britain’s Conservative Party had to make a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to return to government. … It is associated with anti-Catholic evangelical Protestantism.”

Fr. SEAN McMANUS, sean at irishnationalcaucus.org
Fr. McManus is founder and president of the Irish National Caucus. He said today: “The DUP was founded on an anti-Catholic foundation. Being in a position of supporting a government with Theresa May as prime minister gives them an incredible amount of clout. The DUP is headed by Arlene Foster, who is widely unpopular and mistrusted. This brings us back to a time of the British government playing what was called the ‘Orange Card’ — that to stay in power they would undermine the position of Catholics. It’s akin in the United States to when a politician plays the white supremacist card.”