Nelson McCausland MLA
(Democratic Unionist Party - Constituency: North Belfast).
A personal blog in which I comment on a wide variety of issues, political, cultural, social, historical and religious. If something takes my attention, then I may well comment on it.
Friday, 21 March 2014
An Alliance activist with his Irish tricolour
Gary Spedding from his FB page
Here is a picture of an Alliance Party activist on St Patrick's Day - mouth open, eyes agog and clutching his little tricolour. His name is Gary Spedding.
Gary hit the headlines back in January when he was deported from Israel and the Belfast Telegraph report described him as 'a member of the Alliance Party youth wing'.
He is currently an undergraduate student in Applied Biology with the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University but was previously an undergraduate at Queen's University, Belfast. Spedding is also a pro-Palestinian activist and a gay rights activist. It is indeed a wonder that he can find time to study!
Anna Lo put it into words but Gary Spedding prefers to fly the flag of Irish nationalism.
When it comes to asking Alliance Party members whether they agree with Anna Lo, I don't think we need to ask Gary Spedding where he stands.