Justin Barrett

Dublin agitprop specialists Rabble discussed today’s announcement (and subsequent cancellation on foot of a massive public outcry this morning) of tomorrow’s launch of the National Party at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin. Rabble sez:

Supposed to be speaking at the launch were Justin Barrett (ex Youth Defence, Mother and Child Campaign, and No to Nice) and James Reynolds, the party’s deputy president.

Their message is of a similar rhetoric to that of Trump: anti-elitist, anti-immigration, anti multiculturalism, and of course speaking on behalf of the “silent majority”.

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65 thoughts on “This Justin

    1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

      oh Goody..
      With individual political parties now having appropriated
      * Celtic crosses
      * The flag of the Republic
      What emblems are left for Paddy? The spud? Perhaps the pint? (Don’t touch my pint!)

          1. Robert

            Depends which way it’s pointing.

            Guinness trademark predates the state so the official Irish one (as used by FF) is the other way round to the Guinness one.

    2. Gah!

      If we changed the first letter of the second word to S, I think we’d get a far more accurate description of these people.

      1. De Kloot

        in the early 90’s, I dated a girl who’s best mate was wrapped up un YD. She was as awful a human being as you’d never want to meet. I was and still am a left leaning liberal and we clashed often. It was of course in days before mass immigration to our shores so liberals, peace lovers and anyone falling short of their extreme form of Catholicism drew her ire. They espoused totalitarian views then as now. While my then girlfriend was very religious, she never went quite as far as her buddy. However, it became very clear as we were getting close to an engagement that we were never going to work – I was too secular for her world and despised the world she growing into. It was very sad, really… She ultimately married a chap from an evangelical prayer group she attended. Mass was never enough for these extreme types. Had a clown-car full of kids too….

        Long and boring story I know but my point being is that the women in that world had it in them to go as far if not further than the men.

        1. DubLoony

          thanks for sharing.
          I often wondered what happened with people who were in YD way back. The leadership was very small but there were always hangers on.

          What happened to them 10-20 years later? Did life hit them in the face with the same issues they campaigned against? Or did they end up frustrated and angry?

  1. Andrew

    So a press conference was organised and the hotel cancelled. Is that right? It’s not clear.
    I’d have no time for Mr.Barrett or his ‘movement’ but they shouldn’t be denied the right to congregate or hold press conferences.
    People can support or ignore them as they see fit.

    1. Vote Rep #1

      While I am not bothered either way, as much as he has the right to congregate or hold press conferences other people also have the right to complain to the hotel about it if they want.

    2. DubLoony

      Ordinarily, I’d hold the opinion that I may not agree with what your say but I’ll defend your right to say it.

      This dangerous little muck raking sh*t is another order of magnitude.

      1. Kieran NYC

        After Brexit and Trump, I’m not sure he wouldn’t do very well in this post-fact world we now live in.

        The best thing about Irish demagogues up until now is that they’ve been left-wing and not racists.

        1. jusayinlike

          Kieran you are forever stained for bombing Cynthia’s post yesterday shame on you and Don for your disgraceful lack of sensitivity

    3. Daisy Chainsaw

      As a hotel is a private business, they can choose who they let congregate on their premises. Like most hotels in this country, I’m sure the Merrion has a diverse mix of nationalities working for them and they wouldn’t want a hate group that would threaten the safety of their staff propogating it’s ugly message.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Barrett espouses the same anti semitic, anti migration, anti choice, anti women beliefs as Bodger’s beloved Trump, so expect him to be hailed as the new messiah in the next BS article.

      1. ReproBertie

        If past performance is anything to go by there’ll be no hailing of Barrett. Instead there’ll be denigration of all his rivals in the event of Barrett running for election.

      2. Neilo

        Blue in the face on this one: let’s see the substance behind the charges of anti-Semitism aimed at Trump (a deposition from Steve Bannon’s ex-wife will not suffice). Sorry to be a pill about this but there’s enough Jew hate in the world without wishing more into being.

          1. Neilo

            Hi Kieran,

            Thanks for that link. A WP columnist – with the exception of Charles Krauthammer, nearly all Democrats with bylines – is a million miles away from an investigative reporter and this piece proves that in spades. Trump has had some very shady hangers-on in the social media area and was poorly advised in this area. For me, it still doesn’t support the commonly-aired thesis that he is Hitler reincarnated.



        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          Despite Trump’s repeated assertion that he hires “the best people” as one of his main qualifications for the Oval Office these very same people are following alt-right Twitter accounts and providing anti-Semitic memes for their boss to tweet to his almost 9.5 million followers. We are left with three possible explanations: Many in Trump’s campaign have an affinity for the alt-right; or the campaign team is too stupid to understand the company they keep; or the team is too calculating to disregard any group that will support his candidacy — even from neo-Nazis.”

          1. Neilo

            Hi Daisy

            The six-pointed star was a gross misstep in the campaign. Again, though, this is an opinion piece and not the kind of in-depth coverage that will convince me that Trump – the man, the buffoon, the president-elect – is in favour of reintroducing said stars as a mandate fashion accessory for the Chosen of the US. The Labour Party in the UK is rife with actual anti-Semitism but I don’t accuse Jeremy Corbyn of crime by association.



    2. Tony

      Yeah. Except that Bodger was a Hillary conspiracy theory promoter, not a Trump supporter which is not the same thing really. In fairness. Same outcome but I’d say old Bodger would be celebrating Hillary’s defeat, not Trump’s win.

      1. Special Twinkie

        So by that logic he will support the removal of Enda but not the installation of Justin as Taoiseach?

      2. Bob

        When there’s two options and you’re openly spreading misinformation against one of them, then you are campaigning for the other. You can’t claim innocence because you didn’t pay attention to what that other option was.

  2. Gah!

    Looking at him, I can understand why he hates everyone and everything. I know that’s bitchy and childish of me but I enjoyed it!

    1. ReproBertie

      How is it fake? I’m genuinely interested as my father has a bookshelf of books in Irish from his youth in the 50 all printed using that typeface.

        1. Boy M5

          Well It’s not REALLY fake but modern use to make something ‘look’ Irish is very passé and looks ridiculous in English. Uncial scripts were used throughout Europe but like all other things, printed type has moved on and modernised.

          So to use an Uncial in a modern context, communicating a contemporary message is just regressive. And I suppose that fits with these clowns’ agenda.

        2. Steph Pinker

          Actually, it’s not faked Mr T: in Medieval times a distinct writing style developed in Ireland from the Roman semi-uncial script, subsequently it was standardized as Cló Gaelach (Irish type) with the invention of the printing press in the early modern period.

          19th century editions of Old Irish texts were also printed in Cló Gaelach, which would explain, Repro, why your father has books using that typeface.

          1. Steph Pinker

            Mr T, it’s quite obvious you use An Phoblacht and Wiki as your main sources of information, whereas I use academic sources.

            Regarding your second question; you’re always giving out about being in moderation on BS, but regardless of how many usernames you conjure, whether you like it or not, some commenters on BS (particularly in moments of weakness, salivating and frenzy – and I include you in this) will always resort to typical and predictable types of personality which is evident through their use of language, hyperbole and d̶o̶g̶m̶a̶t̶i̶s̶m ideology.

  3. Peter Dempsey

    Not facilitating a racist doesn’t fall foul of any equality act. So fair play to the Merrion. I am seeing a lot of baker / cake comments elsewhere

      1. Special Twinkie

        It just about explains the ‘not but not but not and not or not and not not’ mindset of broadsheet these days.

  4. SB

    They’re an odious bunch alright but they’re striking a nerve with a certain portion of the population. As we’ve seen in the UK and the US, if the mainstream politicians don’t address the (sometimes irrational) fears of these people, unrest can grow and darker forces can be voted into power

  5. Lord Commander Frill Snow

    My issue here with Justin andl his buddys is that the Joke is over

    The likes of me need to stop looking at ways to take the piss out’ve them and mocking them

    We need to challenge them
    Face to Face
    Sound bite to sound bite

    ‘Cause their roll has started
    And we need to stop it

    Watch on while Justin and IWR start creeping into PTAs, Marian, and Council Committees like housing

    Or mobilise like them
    And put up a fight

    Otherwise you don’t get to complain about Schools only accepting Junior Infants that were babtised

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