Greenslade

We've always bred and nurtured our own Vipers. I think most of the creatures have Daddy Issues. As far as An Phoblacht goes I always found it to be handy for a giggle - written by Citizen Smith "journalists". I cut out a cartoon from one whilst in XMG:
 

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God bless Roy Greenslade. Well-known Provo groupie for years, albeit never had the stones to do anything more than chops it off from the sidelines and (allegedly) sometimes help organise the Army Tour (when credulous Americans were taken for a few pints to the Felons, shown some murals, quick coach ride, few more pints in the Three Steps, quick wreath laying at the IRA memorial in Tomas O Fiaich Square and then a buffet supper at a suspiciously tidy weapon training camp somewhere in Monaghan or Cavan, before being invited to go back to their homes and keep passing the Noraid hat).

The cynic in me hopes that all sorts of sneaky coves got next to him and used him as a handy way of passing disinformation to the 'Ra.
 
The cynic in me hopes that all sorts of sneaky coves got next to him and used him as a handy way of passing disinformation to the 'Ra.

I can’t imagine that we’d ever have done anything so duplicitous as tha... Ah.

I see he’s had the ‘well thanks for that, Roy. Here’s the SCR Webley’ chat with the university management...
 
Jesus titty-******* Christ. This really isn't difficult. Try and follow (and it'll help if you put the tin/bottle down). That was indeed my initial username when I joined the site in 2005 and I subsequently asked for it to be shortened. However I, under any username, didn't become a moderator until 2011. You were tagged prior to 2011.

Now go and get your head down as you're embarrassing yourself.
It appear to have been October 2006 or before that he got the tag - at least, he was commenting about it then.

 
That will come later if they don't get independence. Do you not remember the SNLA??
Five utter mongs, in tweed jackets or in combats sending amateur letter bombs, threatening letters, and poisoned miniatures of vodka. Not exactly on a par with the Red Army Fraction or the Provos.
 
We've always bred and nurtured our own Vipers. I think most of the creatures have Daddy Issues. As far as An Phoblacht goes I always found it to be handy for a giggle - written by Citizen Smith "journalists". I cut out a cartoon from one whilst in XMG:
To paraphrase Blackadder. Thank god I wore my strongest corset, as I think my sides have split... :rolleyes:
 
And not a word, not a whisper or a hint from the Guardian that one of their most prolific columnists of the past few decades has been the subject of a great deal of contempt in Fleet Street in recent days, and has been stripped of his professorship. Nothing.

An Phoblacht and the PSF Propaganda Department taught them (and the Labour party, too) that after an embarrassing incident (frequently one where collateral damage in the form of women shopping or children playing turned out to be the principle target) they must be silent. Say nothing at all, while the rest of the world's Press howl and blither, and then a few days later; "Oooh, look! A Squirrel!" This would take the form of a blast at the Army, or Government or some other hate-figure, and they would attempt to make it the bigger story. Usually successfully; their PR Department was and remains very well versed in Pravda. Watch out for this on their pages, shortly.
 
And not a word, not a whisper or a hint from the Guardian that one of their most prolific columnists of the past few decades has been the subject of a great deal of contempt in Fleet Street in recent days, and has been stripped of his professorship. Nothing.

An Phoblacht and the PSF Propaganda Department taught them (and the Labour party, too) that after an embarrassing incident (frequently one where collateral damage in the form of women shopping or children playing turned out to be the principle target) they must be silent. Say nothing at all, while the rest of the world's Press howl and blither, and then a few days later; "Oooh, look! A Squirrel!" This would take the form of a blast at the Army, or Government or some other hate-figure, and they would attempt to make it the bigger story. Usually successfully; their PR Department was and remains very well versed in Pravda. Watch out for this on their pages, shortly.

Instead there's a focus on an anniversary of the start of Bobby Sands hunger strike.
 

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Remember Roy from Wapping Days, he was news editor on the Sun, covered a lot for Kelvin if memory serves me. That he went on to reinvent himself as a man with some sort of moral compass and left wing is bollox. He walked past the picket lines for a year of the sacked printers with out blinking an eye.

When the strike started many refused to come from Fleet St, not Roy, he had his mortgage to pay.

Watched his reinvention over-the years, amazing how he has done it.

As for his stance on the RA, just another useful idiot that we seem to breed in this country.
 
When the strike started many refused to come from Fleet St, not Roy, he had his mortgage to pay.
And from 1989 quite a big mortgage as well. He and his Irish Republican wife owned a Georgian mansion with 14 acre grounds in Donegal which they used as a holiday home. Champagne socialism at its finest. Even his fellow lefties in the New Statemen have turned against him and think he is a cnut.

First thoughts: Roy Greenslade, Fleet Street editor, preacher of media-ethics, and IRA apoligist.
 

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Slimmer of the year 1981. I thought that you would know that.
Eff me, the rioting went on for days, we had sections out on the streets in the Falls / Whiterock area living in their Pigs.
 

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Eff me, the rioting went on for days, we had sections out on the streets in the Falls / Whiterock area living in their Pigs.
On the bright side, I won the sweep in Berlin - 63 days, on the nose - and picked up a cheeky few hundred marks, so thanks for your service.
 

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Ahem.


"Sands died on 5 May 1981 in the Maze's prison hospital after 66 days on hunger strike"
Yes, it was. Misremembered, but certainly got the cash. Was disappointed by Francie Hughes, mind - big strong bugger, thought he'd have been good for longer, but apparently the wounds he received when lifted sapped his energy and he barely made 59 days.
 
And not a word, not a whisper or a hint from the Guardian that one of their most prolific columnists of the past few decades has been the subject of a great deal of contempt in Fleet Street in recent days, and has been stripped of his professorship. Nothing.

An Phoblacht and the PSF Propaganda Department taught them (and the Labour party, too) that after an embarrassing incident (frequently one where collateral damage in the form of women shopping or children playing turned out to be the principle target) they must be silent. Say nothing at all, while the rest of the world's Press howl and blither, and then a few days later; "Oooh, look! A Squirrel!" This would take the form of a blast at the Army, or Government or some other hate-figure, and they would attempt to make it the bigger story. Usually successfully; their PR Department was and remains very well versed in Pravda. Watch out for this on their pages, shortly.
Roy Greenslade's support for the IRA and the dificult questions it raises.

It took a week or so but they got there. Rusbridger seems a bit embarressed by the whole affair. Apparently the 'Good Friday Agreement' was all down to Rusbridger and the Guardian. I didn't know Greenslade had written for the DT as well.

He is not too popular with his mates in the press either.

Roy Greenslade and the IRA: NI coverage scutinised.
 

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