Northern Irish MP asks for apology over Biden St. Patrick's Day joke

March 17, 2015 8:24 PM

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Northern Irish MP asks for apology over Biden St. Patrick's Day joke

BELFAST (Reuters) - A British member of parliament on Tuesday called on U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to apologize for casting a "slur" on Protestants by joking to an Irish delegation that no-one wearing orange was welcome in his house on St. Patrick's Day.

Northern Irish Protestants traditionally wear orange during their annual summer parades, while green is used as a symbol by mostly Catholic Irish nationalists and is a theme of St Patrick's Day celebrations around the world.

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