Yeah, but fetishisation of military garb is cross cultural up North. He claimed he had stuff from all around, which would be quite normal.
I also wouldn’t say either community is definitively left or right wing. One tends republican and one unionist but it’s way more complicated and both actually tend to have very working class politics.
The middle class essentially stays out of politics in the North (and traditionally hoovers up the subsidies and jobs from the state having two sets of everything: it’s win win for the professional class!)…
He’s under 40 though, which makes him an extreme rarity. They are becoming extinct. Priests that is.