I've just watched Soldiers Stories, Northern Ireland, and while I had forgotten my time out there (it blurred into dull days by dull people), 1993-95, its re-awakened my memories of the tip. Why did we bother? In light of recent gaza inspired chavness, riots by savages who claim civilisation because they are close to the UK. Why the hell do we let this shithole be associated with us any longer, cut the third world banana country free, I spent years there and am ashamed that they call themselves UK citizens. I've lived in Africa and to be honest its more worthy than this dump, better weather too. Make NI independent and let them make their own way. Let the EU look after them, wasters, from all sides.