Expel The Papal Nuncio

Ireland
Get The Snakes Out

Here’s one aimed at the Irish readers, though everyone else’s moral support would be welcome of course. It may be based on a Facebook group, but it’s no slacktivism. It’s a good old-fashioned letter writing campaign.

The object is to request, politely but with brio, that the Vatican’s representative in Ireland should be sent home – just as would the diplomats of any state that instructed its agents to break domestic law and to conceal acts that broke domestic law. The analogy with a country caught spying is a strong one; by any standard these are the actions of an unfriendly power. The Vatican must accept that it cannot put its own interests above those of a nation’s children without gaining the enmity of that nation.

You can write to your TD, Senator and/or directly to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Eamon Gilmore). There’s a letter template, but of course you can use your own words.

Try not to swear too much.

7 thoughts on “Expel The Papal Nuncio

  1. I want to second that point about not swearing, or grandstanding in any way. I know a few people who are involved in politics, and it is the calmest and most restrained letters which are taken most seriously. A swearword, or anything that looks shouty or placardy, is a short route to the bin .

    Richard, this has become the blog I would recommend to people who want to know what blogging is about. Really superlative stuff.

  2. I want to second that point about not swearing, or grandstanding in any way. I know a few people who are involved in politics, and it is the calmest and most restrained letters which are taken most seriously. A swearword, or anything that looks shouty or placardy, is a short route to the bin .

    Richard, this has become the blog I would recommend to people who want to know what blogging is about. Really superlative stuff.

  3. Thanks Kevin, that’s really nice. I still consider myself very much a first-year student of the blogging art, and even trenchant criticism is welcome.

    Trenchant praise however, that’s more welcome still.

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