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Sammy Wilson (born April 4, 1953, Belfast) is a politician in Northern Ireland and both a Member of Parliament and a Member of the Legislative Assembly for East Antrim.


  • Leadbelly.
    • Sunday World (January 17, 1988)
    • A comment about fellow Belfast councillor Alex Maskey after he was shot in the stomach by loyalist paramilitaries
  • Our message to the perverts who voted for them [Sinn Féin] is that they will not get anything through this council.
  • I have no regret that someone openly identified with terrorist organisations and activities meets his death the same way.
  • The GAA is the sporting wing of the IRA.
    • The Irish News (September 6, 1989)
  • Would this council be prepared to congratulate all those who have done a good job on two sides of the border?
  • They are poofs. I don't care if they are ratepayers. As far as I am concerned they are perverts.
    • Daily Express (June 1, 1992)
    • After gay rights activists had requested the use of City Hall
  • Northern Ireland has always been, part of Britain.
  • Taigs don't pay rates.
    • The Irish Times (January 12, 2000)
  • Are they gay buses?
    • The Mirror (December 4, 2004)
    • The then MLA Sammy Wilson commenting on the re-branding of buses in greater Belfast from red to pink.
  • [it] shows that some loyalist paramilitaries are looking ahead and contemplating what needs to be done to maintain our separate Ulster identity - a "very valuable return to reality" he added.
    • In relation to the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) releasing a document calling for ethnic cleansing and repartition of Ireland, with the goal of making Northern Ireland wholly Protestant in 1994. Wood, Ian S. Crimes of Loyalty: A History of the UDA. Edinburgh University Press, 2006. Pages 184–185.

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