Not sure, worth a look at Hansard.....would'nt be surprised if Fitt did....I quite liked tbe guy, though his successful recommendation to free 'Scap' from internment had unwitting repercussions.Interesting that there were only eight UU votes as I wondered who the other NI MPs were, forgetting that there were only 12 NI MPs at that time. Paisley got the other Unionist seat, Gerry Fitt got West Belfast and two "Unity" seats one of which was none other than Bernadette Devlin, who took her seat (much to Reggie Maudlin's chagrin during the Bloody Sunday debate) and Frank McManus, an abstentionist I think.
If I am not wrong at the time the UUs took the Tory whip in the House so they would be regarded as government seats. Did Fitt, Paisley or Devlin vote for the Accession Act?
Little white lies my dear chap, like when the wife asks "Does my bum look big in this?" you know that you have 1 millisecond to answer in the negative or you'll be living in a world of hurt for weeks if not months.
Releasing Scap was probably the most effective anti-terrorist action that the British state took during the TroublesNot sure, worth a look at Hansard.....would'nt be surprised if Fitt did....I quite liked tbe guy, though his successful recommendation to free 'Scap' from internment had unwitting repercussions.
Me, m’lud.Who here genuinely believes that this prorogation of Parliament is only in order to prepare the domestic political agenda for The Queens Speech or believes that this is a Government tactic to speed through a no deal Brexit on 31/10?
Interested to see what people feel.
The Queen, Parliament, the people and indeed the Ulster Unionists were lied to in 1972 in order to take us into the bloody thing. It would take a thesis to justify that argument, but consider this:
I took a look at the good Doctor's twitter page and note that she is both Irish and has published a book called "Gender and Diplomacy". I'm certain she has the pulse of the man in the street.
I doubt we shall gain a definitive official answer to that in our lifetime, but you could be right...even if a few innocents or fellow agents fell along the way. It was a bad and dirty conflict....but, no such thing as a fair fight.Releasing Scap was probably the most effective anti-terrorist action that the British state took during the Troubles