A question of political judgment

A question of political judgment
Ellie Kisyombe, the Social Democrats’ local election candidate for Dublin’s north inner city area Picture: Fergal Phillips

Ellie Kisyombe, the asylum seeker and local election candidate, needs to set the record straight on alleged discrepancies in her backstory. But we also need to ask ourselves what really matters when we judge her

She came to Europe from Africa, seeking asylum. She integrated well, became an outspoken critic of social policy, and entered politics. And then it emerged that she had lied about her backstory.

By then, the Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali was a member of parliament in the Netherlands and a Dutch citizen, and had an international reputation as a strident critic of Islam. In the face of the controversy, she resigned from parliament and the justice...

Subscribe from just 1€

Exclusive offers

Choose the subscription that is right for you

Monthly Subscription


For the first month

€19.99 Monthly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Annual Subscription


For the first year

€199.99 annually thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Quarterly Subscription


For the first 90 days

€55.00 quarterly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions Apply

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue

Subscribe Login

Related Articles

More from The Business Post