Try this :- I think its a very encouraging sighn that the PSNI are welcoming people from all sectors of the community into thier ranks. It sends a message to the disenfranchised memebers of thier society ( ie the the republican catholics) that thier police force is no longer comprises of officers drawn from one particular segment of society. Maybe you would like to go back to the good old days of the '70s where the RUC was seen as a political weapon of the state by the catholics and as such were considered as a legitimate target by the para militaries and as a complete 'one sided' police force who had no influence, respect or credibility within the catholic communities?
This whole issue sends out a clear message :- the PSNI accepts recruits from ALL members of the community and the racial and sectarian bigotry of the RUC (whether real or imagined ) is on its way to being put into the dustbin of history.
So don't have a dig at matelot for expressing an opinion differnt to the arrse 'status quo'
I welcome this devolpment as I realise the only way forward in NI is a shedding of ancient prejudices and hates and a moving together of the communities.
1 emergency tour 1983
2 year residential tour 1985-87
brother of 'Micky' KIA warren point 27th August 1979.
It might be a shite peace , but its better than fcuk all.
if this is the case , then what are your feeling on positive discrimination? the police were not from just one side of the community , annoying the poor down -trodden catholics. Don't make me laugh. When all that malarchy was on the TV about the holy cross school , do you think there was any coverage about the protestant school accross the road. They had to be bussed in with rocks and stones being thrown at them. peace ? PMSL!!!!!
If you don't live here, be quiet sugarfree