TD wants Queen to reign in Ireland


TD wants Queen to reign in Ireland

Michael Ring made the comments during an economic debate

An Irish politician has called for the return of British rule to Ireland.

Fine Gael TD Michael Ring said the Irish government should "hand back" the Republic to the Queen during a royal visit next year.

The County Mayo representative also suggested that the government should apologise to her for the "mess" they have made of the country.

Mr Ring made the comments during an economic debate at the Irish Parliament.

He said: "Now look at the mess we're in and look at the mess this country is in.

"Next year the Queen is talking about coming to Ireland for a state visit.

"Maybe we should say to the Queen when she comes 'you know, we have our own independence now, we'll hand you back the country and we'll apologise for the mess that we're after making of it.

"Because at least when they were running the country they didn't put it into the mess and the hock that we are in now."

Mr Ring, 57, was named "heckler of the year" by a magazine in 2006 for "effectively challenging the government with a unique style of street wit and lively heckling".

He is now being described as the Queen's "Lord of the Rings" by commentators in the Republic in the wake of his royalist comments.

It is more than 80 years since Irish independence was secured.

A spokeswoman for the Queen refused to comment on Mr Ring's statement.

She added: "The Queen wouldn't be saying anything about that."
Erm, do you not think this was all said with tongue firmly in cheek? A funny way of finger pointing at the mess FF have left the country. This is, after all, the man who turned John O'Donoghue epeöeptic on just his first day as Ceann Comhairle.
Nope what I mean is Circus and Bread is an approach adopted the Romans when the citizens became unhappy with the Political elite. To distract the people from the real issues they would put on Chariot races and hand out free bread .
When ever politicians try to distract the electorate from real issues with hoodwinks and shock value statements like the above , then it is applicable to say "Circus and Bread" or just plain bullshit.
It's the worry about having Hayes, Mitchell, Kenny and Ring in government - test the waters even as a "bread and circus" comment but don't think for a second his type don't believe this shit privately.

Treasonous but then FG have form ;)
Fair enough but the man is seated in the opposition so isn't it his job to get up the governments arse? I doubt very much Biffo would be in a hurry to hand the reigns over to John Bull, so in saying that FF have fecked the place over and that, the Tans would do a better job with us, which nobody but a small minority would really want, he's highlighting, Vote FG, were the only option. I'd take his comments with a whole bottle of Saxa!

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