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Niall Boylan spoke to Bernie and Tom about the ongoing opposition to any asylum centre in Oughterard.
Bernie told Niall that after the monster meeting last night in the town, government officials did promise they would look at all their concerns but that after watching Prime Time last night “you see Mr Stanton is not for turning and he doesn’t really listen to us as a community or anyone down here and it’s really upsetting.”
Bernie also said there are now rumours in the village that the hotel has been promised to Somalian people and everyone is really scared.
“Are we not allowed to stand up? We’re just a small community.”
Bernie said she would feel afraid going for a walk in the town alone if the plan went ahead.
Tom called in and said that while everybody is talking about the economic cost.,there was a much bigger cost “and that’s the social cost.”
Tom said that upper-middle class lefties who haven’t done a hard days work in their life and who are preaching about racism isn’t going to shut him up.
Broadcast: The Niall Boylan Show | 12 Sep 2019