I’ts an easy one to make.
The connection between the simplistic thinking demonstrated by Mary Lou McDonald’s carrying of a banner “England get out of Ireland” in New York on St. Patrick’s Day and the crude, one-dimensional thinking which led to riots in Derry at Easter culminating in the death of Lyra McKee is discernible.
Yet that connection did not prevent Mary Lou from holding up an LGBT banner in Derry when speaking about the tragic loss of the young woman’s tragic death whilst condemning the killing.
Two ‘bank holiday’ weekends, two banners.
Nothing to see here, folks, it’s just politics?