Labour Activist Quits Post Over Anti-Catholicism
Conor McGinn has had enough of it. And he's not the only one.
Among other things, McGinn took exception to remarks made by Labour MEP Mary Venomball in a recent piece for the Graun's Comment is Free blog. In an unrelenting miasma of anti-Catholic bile Venomball used one of the oldest anti-Catholic charges in the book - that of divided loyalties - as she openly queried whether Roman Catholics should be discriminated against in front bench Labour politics.
"Anti-Catholicism, although it doesn't overtly manifest itself, is ingrained," McGinn said. "They are, in effect, questioning the loyalty of Catholics and using Guy Fawkes-era language".
Quite so. And why should Roman Catholics have to put up with it? Precisely how can someone as anti-Catholic as Venomball be expected to represent her Roman Catholic constituents?
McGinn reportedly emailed Venomball about her bigoted trash. Unsurprisingly, the insolent baggage didn't bother to reply to him. As ever bigotry is accompanied by bad manners.Word is getting out about hostility to Roman Catholics in the Labour Party. If it carries on unchecked and liabilities like Venomball continue to belch out their flatulent anti-Catholicism, Roman Catholics might just reciprocate in their own way. At the ballot box.