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Bruce Arnold


Bought by Brussels, little Ireland’s ridiculous leaders have landed it in a Brexit crisis (Bruce Arnold, Telegraph)

Varadkar and Coveney acting like ‘fools’ over Brexit, claims Bruce Arnold (Irish Times)

Earlier: Dan Boyle: Piffle From de Pfeffel

Previously: Bruce Arnold on Broadsheet




Journalist Bruce Arnold

Sorcha Pollak in the Irish Times writes:

“Former president Mary McAleese was wrong to call for families across Ireland to vote Yes in the same-sex marriage referendum, according to journalist Bruce Arnold. Speaking on RTÉ radio [Morning Ireland], Mr Arnold said as an “officer of the State” the former president had broken convention by taking part in the same-sex marriage debate and had abandoned her duties.”

“According to Mr Arnold, when he moved to Ireland [sixty years ago] homosexuality was not penalised or illegal and “homosexuals lived a reasonably open and happy life”.

“’Homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland. Homosexual acts were and through David Norris’ work with Mary Robinson in Europe the edict was created that made the government here reluctantly, and with disagreement, decriminalise homosexual acts.’”

Listen to radio interview here

McAleese wrong to call for Yes vote in referendum, says journalist (Irish Times)

Previously: ‘Remembering Your Father And What He Stood For, I Need Answers’

A Canon Lawyer Speaks

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An open letter to An Taoiseach.

By veteran political journalist, constitutional law activist and uncompromising gender pedant Bruce ‘Bruuce!’ Arnold.

Dear Enda,

We have known each other for the whole of your political career, having first met after you succeeded your father in the by-election that resulted from his death…

…It has come to my attention that the Marriage Referendum, if carried, will serve to subvert directly the first of the Irish (Treaty of Lisbon) Protocols in relation to Article 41 (The Family) and Article 42 (Education).

As Leader of the Opposition, you witnessed the defeat of the referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon in June, 2008 and it being subsequently carried in a second referendum in 2009, once certain protocols for Ireland were secured. These protocols became legally binding when, appended to the Croatian Accession Treaty, it became law on December 1, 2014.

It really is bewildering for me to see that once we adopt a protocol to protect the integrity of Article 41 and Article 42 of the our Constitution from being overridden by European law and the new wave of European genderless ideology, which utterly and falsely denies the differences between men and women, we then proceed within six months thereafter to try to change, radically and irreparably, our national understanding that marriage is based on gender difference.

Thereafter, we will insist that the falsehood of genderless ideology be taught to our children in schools.

Young children and young adults will become increasingly confused, when as boys and girls, young men and young women, they are told that there is no difference between the male and the female. If this Referendum is carried our young people will be told in schools that marriage, which is based on the dignity of the difference between a man and a woman, has no regard to this difference.

Can you not see how the false genderless ideology will underpin all of this in a way that leads to confusion? Great confusion will be done to our young people in realising their true identities and their God-given potential?

We need answers. Remembering your father and what he stood for, I need answers. – See more at: http://www.mercatornet.com/conjugality/view/irelands-same-sex-marriage-referendum-one-sided-reckless-and-divisive/16106#sthash.I8yUgmjh.dpuf

….We need answers. Remembering your father and what he stood for, I need answers.

Leave Henry out of this.

He fixed the road.

Full text here

Previously: Et Tu Bruce?

“When I joined the Irish Independent in 1973, having worked five years on the ‘Sunday Independent’ both papers had clear editorial principles largely set by two good editors and an outstanding chief executive, now forgotten, Bartle Pitcher.

We, the journalists working for them, knew where we were going and what the papers stood for, including conservative Catholic beliefs, now understandably modified, the interest of wealth and productivity together with a still widespread support of honesty and integrity in public life.

All of those things should be and will be restored.”

Bruce Arnold, above, in a column defending Denis O’Brien and attacking the publishing career of Vincent Browne in today’s Irish Independent. (unavailable online).


Previously: Et Tu, Bruce?

Bruce Arnold.

Columnist with the Irish Independent (under new management).

“The tribunal findings make defence of the past impossible. The attempted rubbishing of the Mahon Tribunal by former Fianna Fail ministers is embarrassing.

Bruce Arnold, (Irish independent, March 26)

“As Mr [Denis] O’Brien has said, not only is the Moriarty Tribunal not a judicial tribunal, it forms no part of the administration of justice and is not part of any legal process. It is a political apology for the law’s inadequacies in wrestling with supposed malfeasances.”

Bruce Arnold (Irish Independent, April 23)

“One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the ants will soon be here. And I for one welcome our new insect overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.”

Kent Brockman, The Simpsons

Thanks Mr Worf

Bruce Arnold puts the boot into David Norris in today’s Indo:

 David Norris should withdraw from the presidential contest in the light of his refusal to be transparent about the letters. He should also do it on account of the views he holds on the delicate legal issue of sexual relations between an adult and a minor. Norris’s view is that the principle of consent should apply.

His arguments on the letters do not stand up, either in Irish law or in Israeli law. He has already released a very long letter. Are we to surmise that it was the least damaging and that this is the reason for releasing no more?

The Ezra Nawi event is over. The issues now are what he stands for in his continued candidacy. They have to centre on the fact that he misrepresented himself to the Israeli authorities as acting as a public representative seeking clemency. He concealed that he was seeking the clemency, not as public representative might, but on behalf of his lover and partner. He has already, and repeatedly, changed his story on the letters. Do other letters contain even more contentious views on underage sex?

CONTINUE READING: Bruce Arnold: Norris must quit race for the Aras … and here’s why (Independent)

Eliciting the following response from commenter Paul Williams: