From the Telegraph 'Sinn Fein are yesterday's men' By Olga Craig Teenage girls tarted up and out at the rioting must be an Irish Priests nightmare, they are meant to be at home and with child. Mass girlie rioting was also a feature of the last big Orange ruck in 05, it seems to have crossed the culture barrier. The RUC would not have been so gentle with the lot of them. Over on Slugger something arty Zeal for Your House Will Consume Me Great series of pictures incidentally. SF are scandalized that some of the "Concerned Residents" were not local. This is a little rich, they made rather a habit of bringing in their own knuckle dragging tourists to such events, perhaps not from so far a field though. From the Irish Times Summoned by text to the Ardoyne riots The power structures of SF are falling apart, can't even control their own turf. Old PIRA monsters like Storey getting dissed in the street by kids. I'm in two minds about this, part of me welcomes PIRA's brutally enforced authority waning but it's a keystone of SF's power and the current relative peace. The cocky spide in the Man U scarf refusing to take lip from "Big Bob" is no Freestater from what I can hear. It's probably all no more political for him than crapping on the carpet when on the rob. Suspect he will be having the traditional problems with their extremities shortly but others are watching unafraid. Sensing weakness, just as the ConDems prepare to take a hatchet to the 6C's "old eastern bloc" economy the appeal of the Green Book's deranged quest for a 32 county socialist Ireland will be rising fast.