And in so doing it has exposed the members of the DUP as the monsters they are. They have been widely reviled, described variously by all quarters as “dinosaurs”, “mediaeval” and “toxic”. Better still, they have been systematically and mercilessly ridiculed. On social media, for sure. But also on mainstream television.
Even the BBC got in on the act in this week’s Tracey Breaks the News, starring the genius who is Tracey Ullman, of course. (You can watch it here if you missed it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08w658t) The programme features a voicemail message left for Theresa May by the DUP Leader, Arlene Foster. In the message, Ms Foster sets out her latest demands, which include “a bowl of M&M’s with all the homosexual ones removed”.
With all the exposure that Ms Foster and her colleagues have been receiving, maybe – just maybe – people here on mainland Britain will appreciate at last the difficulties that Sinn Féin representatives have been facing in their dealings with the DUP in Stormont, their daily struggle to attempt to share power in Northern Ireland with bigoted, homophobic monsters.