GUBU – an acronym for the present day (PS added)

GUBU is an acronym coined by the late Conor Cruise O Brien who was an Irish academic and politician.

GUBU stands for Grotesque, Unbelievable, Bizarre and Unprecedented and is a paraphrase of a comment made by a former Irish Prime Minister called Charles Haughey.

He was commenting (in 1982) about the case of murderer Malcolm Edward MacArthur who was found by the Irish Police (the Gardaí) at the house of the then Irish Attorney General, who, it seems, didn’t know he was sheltering a murderer.

He resigned the post of Attorney General.

Whilst “GUBU” described scandals that bedevilled the Irish Republic, it just as accurately describes recent and distant scandals (and we use that word deliberately) in the UK (of which Northern Ireland is a part) in particular and the West in general.

Here are some examples of that which is GUBU.


That because of uncontrolled, mass immigration of (mostly) Muslims to the countries of Europe, rape is now endemic in many of them.

It is GUBU that schoolchildren are exposed to pornography under the guise of “sex education.”

It is GUBU that the murder of unborn children has been legalised in many countries.

It is GUBU that sodomite couplings i.e “marriage” have been legalised by many countries.

It is GUBU that the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland were so power-hungry that they agreed (in 2007) to share power with unrepentant terrorist killers and their apologists.

It is GUBU that Ian Paisley Junior and his mother, Baroness Eileen Paisley, praised the unrepentant former IRA commander Martin McGuinness on his recent retirement from the NI Assembly.

It is GUBU that the IRA killers of Paul Quinn are still at large.

It is GUBU that the loyalist killers of Lisa Dorrian are still at large.

It is GUBU that the DUP agreed to the lifting of the ban on homosexuals giving blood.

It is GUBU that the DUP agreed to the “pardoning” of men who were convicted of acts of gross indecency i.e sodomy.

It is GUBU that the DUP and others are implicated in what is possibly the worst financial scandal ever in Northern Ireland i.e Renewable Heat Incentive.

All of the above and many more are Grotesque Unbelievable Bizarre Unprecedented.

PS.   It is also GUBU that a pro-drugs political Party called CISTA is registered as a legitimate Party in Northern Ireland.

4 thoughts on “GUBU – an acronym for the present day (PS added)

  1. “Gross indecency” is a euphemism for homosexual acts…. No it is not (as Grandad points out)
    Gross indecency is used when their is no physical contact, eg exposing in public or shouting certain things to school girls. You maybe thinking of indecent assault? Either way your wrong neither terms are exclusive to homosexuals

    • Here is a quote from a Wikipedia article about Alan Turing.
      “Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for homosexual acts, when by the Labouchere Amendment, “gross indecency” was still criminal in the UK.

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