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Terrorist Nominated to Serve on Police Board

#21
The thought of it galls me. The mainstream republican movement however is a much changed one from that of even 10-12 years ago. A large swathe of their support in recent elections has been from people who would have no tangible recollection of the "800 years of crime" visited upon the poor oppressed catholic working class. Even a lot of their up and coming TD's, MLA's, MP's ( eg: Mary Lou MacDonald, Michelle Gildernew) are but young cubs in the grand scheme of things. From what my uneducated grey matter can gather, there is an unease amongst the old guard that those who never saw conflict are dictating the pace of change within the party. I would guess that the selection of the lovely Martina is an attempt to keep the oul hands online with regards the direction of the party. Saying that though, what's the odds of Abu Hamza serving on a local council or a local policing board? No? Why not? Good enough for us, good enough for you.
 
#22
Once the UK invariably breaks up then NI and The Republic will have to sort out their own differences.

A Nationalist English Government would sort out it's own terrorist problem and believe me the only appointments they are likely to get is a date with the hangman. (Pending a democratic mandate via a referendum on the death penalty of course)
 
#23
Ultimately the thought of a united Ireland doesn't cause me to lose much sleep these days. (And trust me, for a working class prod from the back streets, that's a change in opinion from what I was brought up with!)
 
#24
Well the EU rather makes a mockery of any idea of any free state in the British Isles, Irish or otherwise.
 
#25
Ah, but as once was quoted - "there's not much free down there, and look at the state of it!" Mind you, the economy then took a bit of an upturn. Now it's us that have the heavily potholed roads.
 

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#26
And there's the rub. Everything this side of the Kremlin is being subsumed by a massively enlarged (one might even say engorged) EU.

Despite the change of perceptions amongst prods and micks about their respective futures and the reduced hostility, it's all a bit moot as they are about to take their orders from a bunch of fat, greedy, corrupt b@stards the like which they only imagined in their worst nightmares - and they can't do fcuk all to vote them out (or even blow them up).
 
#27
foggy_balla said:
Ultimately the thought of a united Ireland doesn't cause me to lose much sleep these days. (And trust me, for a working class prod from the back streets, that's a change in opinion from what I was brought up with!)
Me neither (not that I come from the place; just live there). The thought of a gang of unreconstructed revolutionary socialists with a great deal of blood on their hands taking power of the whole island - by default - grates just a little though.
 
#28
Off topic but, The_Cad, I think we had to get rid of the death penalty for everything - even the crimes that still carried it like high-treason, bombing a naval base etc... - as a pre-requisite for the EU or some such.

Bring back the death penalty, leave the EU....ah well, never mind. Bye bye EU :)
 

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