The reaction of the UK and Irish Governments to the election of Donald Trump as US President has appalled me.
It is jumping on a bandwagon which has already become too mainstream – that we should “give Trump a chance”.
Mr Trump had his chance. During the primaries and then the general election campaign, he abused that chance.
Overtly mocking a disabled reporter should have been the end of it for a start.
Essentially suggesting sexual abuse of women was tolerable should certainly have been the end of it.
Suggesting that an entire nation was made up of “rapists” was utterly unacceptable.
And now the demonstration of all this is upon us – a President Elect who hides from scrutiny behind a social media account, thinks crucial government appointments are a game show, and recruits almost exclusively white men alongside a Vice President who thinks homosexuals can be cured.
So to anyone who thinks we should “give him a chance”, I say what the hell is wrong with you?
The United States has elected to its highest office a dangerous narcissist who stands opposed to the basics of open, civilised democracy.
Give him a chance?!! We must oppose him proactively and vehemently at every turn – just like the majority of Americans did earlier this month.