Willie Frazer - Shameless

The so-called Protestant Coalition, the non-political political party today announced that they had been
"forced to take up the political cause in earnest as the only way these ‘sell-outs’ (the DUP and UUP) will listen is when they are faced with defeat at the ballot box and this we intent to do."

The party set up and funded by ex-BNP man , extreme anti-abortionist and  self-proclaimed bigot, Scottish windbag Jim (Dodgy) Dowson,  and fronted by comedy character Wee Willie Frazer claims:
"the Protestant Coalition is open to anybody to join, we are neither left-wing nor right-wing, we are just Protestant and make no apologies for being so."
A statement from the 'Party Chairman' Sam McCrory claims:
"in a few short months the Protestant Coalition has set up...one of Ulster’s most popular party Facebook pages."
Which is true, but how has this been achieved?

In fact the Protestant Coalition has latched onto a scheme pioneered by their sister party 'Britain First', the right-wing grouping Dowson set up after being ditched by the BNP, which has so far enjoyed a spectacular lack of electoral success.

It works like this.

The Facebook admin posts a series of images guaranteed to be popular but have absolutely no relevance to the party or what it stands for. Existing page likers 'like' and share 'posts' and these appear on the timelines of innocent people who see the pretty pictures and they too are tempted to 'like' and 'share' and so it goes. It's a form of pyramid selling and is known in Facebook circles as 'like-whoring'.

Today this pic appeared on my personal Facebook timeline having been shared by a friend of mine. When she was told where the image had originated she was horrified. But it was too late. All 300 of her friends had seen her share.


But there's more. The Royal Family are a particular favourite of the Protestant Coalition. These pics proved to be extremely popular:

The Protestant Coalitions motto is 'principle before politics' - their behaviour on Facebook would suggest quite the opposite.

The Protestant Coalition