ira wreath laying in England WTF?

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  1. BBC News - IRA St Albans bomb memorial 'grotesque' - Peter Lilley

    I mean seriously WTF?
    added annoyance the two are described as volunteers by the PC it hurts bbc rather than incompetant.
    didn't remember this bomb but hahaahahahhaahaahhahaahhahahaahhaahhaha:)

    An MP has condemned plans to lay flowers in memory of an IRA bomber blown up in St Albans 20 years ago.

    Patricia Black and Frankie Ryan were killed on 15 November 1991, when a bomb they were carrying detonated early.

    Police have confirmed the family of one of two IRA members plans to mark the anniversary by laying a wreath.

    Peter Lilley, who was the city's MP at the time, said: "I think it's grotesque to commemorate an evil act which was attempting to kill indiscriminately."

    He said the bomb had targeted "innocent citizens of St Albans and bandsmen".

    The bomb exploded in the doorway of the old Barclays Bank next to the Alban Arena.

    The Blues and Royals military band were playing in the venue at the time.
  2. NHI.
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  3. Surely any loss of life is a tragic thing that deserves to be commemorated.These 2 thought that terrorism was the only way to solve the Irish problems, and acted accordingly, with the sad result that it cost them their lives.
    I for one, hope the wreath-laying/ commemoration goes off as planned, and is well attended by the families and comrades of those poor young folks.
    And that someone bombs it.
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  4. That site is going to be defiled on a regular basis.

    Though I suppose commemoration of these creatures is a defilement in itself.
  5. We could deploy our specialists in this field...



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  6. Perhaps they had a Shortt fuse ?

    I'll get my coat .......
  7. Perhaps this sort of response would go down like a stone:

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  8. If this is allowed to go ahead then the lunatics really have taken over the asylum! - sorry; Houses of Parliament!
  9. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    They went there to murder people but scored an own goal,if their families want to lay a wreath,then I'm sure the local sewerage plant'll oblige.
  10. This is outrageous. If it goes ahead I'll shave my eyebrows off in protest.
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  11. All aboard the Outrage Black Cab!
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  12. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    I take the view that there just aren't enough IRA memorials around the place. Especially the ones which show where the ooops moment took place. You would need a big big memorial in the Short Strand where something like seven apprentice bombmakers got their wires crossed and also mind that big hole in the field, beside the fairy tree where someone went went bang last night
    'We will never forget you wherever you are'.
  13. Probably be on parade at the Cenotaph 11/11 /12
  14. It's actually quite funny. It's clearly a Republican internal politics issue, looking to put McG and Beardy Adams in a difficult spot. It will work too.

    I do fear though that those brain dead mongs of the EDL will see it as their duty to defend us from those nasty Provos. They'll be firing up the Outrage Transit and falling for it, as usual.
  15. It is hard to feel any sympathy for a couple of amateur terrorists who went to kill others and destroyed themselves in the process. Their families are still allowed to grieve, although laying a wreath is a bit unsubtle.

    The funny thing I remember from the time was that Plod knew quite quickly that a terrorist had died. After a short while they realised that they had collected more than ten fingers (after a finger-tip search?) and deduced that they had more than one dead Paddy on their hands, on the walls, in the gutter, on the lamp-posts, etc.
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