In a piece for The Times over in the UK today, journalist Melanie Phillips invited the wrath of the Irish by claiming that our country has 'tenuous claims to nationhood'.
— Who dusky (@momahony_) March 7, 2017
Of course, Irish people responded to the claims the only way we know how. By taking the absolute piss...
Saw Melanie Phillips trending. Have just looked. Hilarity ensues. I attach the reason so you can pick holes to your hearts' content. pic.twitter.com/g52HuFNfrz
— Amanda Kendal (@AmandaKendal) March 7, 2017
Ireland declares independence from the mind of Melanie Phillips. https://t.co/SrhY3e1L0V
— Brendan Coyle (@brendancoyle99) March 7, 2017
— Chris Tuite (@ChewyTuite83) March 7, 2017
— Philip Lowe #GTTO (@PhilipBagLowe) March 7, 2017
— Fergal Keane (@fergalkeane47) March 7, 2017
Call me crazy but weren't the Irish in Ireland way before the Anglo-Saxons hit Britain? What is Melanie Phillips smoking?
— Lizzy Snow (@snowyofalbion) March 7, 2017
Melanie Phillips has a tenuous claim to personhood.
— ¬InvitedInterlocutor (@UnInterlocutor) March 7, 2017
years is a drop in the bucket. But then I shouldn't be surprised given @MelanieLatest referred to climate change as 'a scam'.
— ObstreperousLee (@LiadanOConnor) March 7, 2017
Melanie Phillips is from the tedious say something controversial school of journalism.
— Steve Horscroft (@shorscroft68) March 7, 2017
For those interested, the journalist in question has been responding to arguments since the publication of the article and some of her replies can be viewed here.
Safe to say her comments haven't gone down too well here at all!