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By new puritan
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Good piece here on the Military Reaction Force - as seen on Panorama last week - and British state violence in Ireland.

http://plutopress.wordpress.com/2013/11 ... n-ireland/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By MisterMuncher
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The inquest of Roseanne Mallon, currently underway, has revealed some properly disturbing little nuggets re: policing and murder investigations and the compromise thereof when miltary/special branch are involved. It's somewhat under-reported at present, but I'd expect the conclusions will be rather harder to keep quiet.
 
By Bones McCoy
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-26004137" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Protestants "Should not learn Irish".


That red white and blue pride in knowing only one language, his time in provincial form.
By new puritan
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Gerry Adams nicked in connection with the murder of Jean McConville, apparently. Wonder what the political repercussions of this will be. Could potentially threaten the current power-sharing arrangement - strengthening the hand of the republican dissidents - if it's perceived to be politically motivated.
 
By davidjay
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new puritan wrote:Gerry Adams nicked in connection with the murder of Jean McConville, apparently. Wonder what the political repercussions of this will be. Could potentially threaten the current power-sharing arrangement - strengthening the hand of the republican dissidents - if it's perceived to be politically motivated.
Does anyone think he'll be charged with anything let alone convicted?
 
By Big Arnold
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davidjay wrote:
new puritan wrote:Gerry Adams nicked in connection with the murder of Jean McConville, apparently. Wonder what the political repercussions of this will be. Could potentially threaten the current power-sharing arrangement - strengthening the hand of the republican dissidents - if it's perceived to be politically motivated.
Does anyone think he'll be charged with anything let alone convicted?
No. Not as they couldn't get him for being IRA in 1978. The murder was over 40 years ago. If there were grounds to arrest him now, why not wait a month until the elections are over?
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Fine Gael 25% (-1)
Fianna Fáil 21% (-1)
Sinn Féin 18% (-3)
Labour 11% (+2)
Ind/Others 25% (+3)
Don't want the Peace Process to get mucked up, obviously, but don't want to see Sinn Fein get too cosy in the Republic either.

Not sure what their opposition to austerity in Ireland is. Let off bombs in Germany?
By new puritan
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David Cameron hosted a lavish reception in the Downing Street garden for Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists last week, prompting senior party figures to say the prime minister is wooing its MPs ahead of a possible hung parliament where their support could be crucial to his survival.

In a move that may prompt claims that he is prepared to play the "Orange card" if he fails to win an overall majority in next year's general election, the prime minister paid court to the party's eight MPs, who could hold the balance of power in a hung parliament.

Cameron invited the DUP MPs, who make up the fourth largest party at Westminster, for drinks in the No 10 garden on Wednesday evening last week.

That followed a meeting to discuss Britain's efforts to persuade the Libyan authorities to offer information relating to shipments of weaponry by the Gaddafi regime to the IRA in the 1980s.
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... -reception" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Well well well.
 
By spoonman
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With the EU elections in swing, if you think the likes of UKIP have a large share of nut cases, then you should have a look at "Direct Democracy Ireland" - basically a political wing of some Irish Freeman-of-the-land loons who get involved in the typical sovereign citizen type crap including that "debt is an illusion", that you can copyright your name and charge people to use it, different coloured paper and ink mean different things, believe that the courts system in the Irish Republic operates under "Admiralty Law" and that the bar stands for "British Accredited Registered", no statutory law has to be accepted (only what is written in the constitution) etc. etc.

Their ex-leader, Ben Gilroy, is standing as a party candidate. Recently he was up in court after breaching an order to stay away from a property that was in the process of being repossessed, acting as his own "lay barrister" - just before the judgement was delivered (4 week suspended sentence & pay court costs) Gilroy informed the judge over the case that he had petitioned the Oireachtas for him to be impeached and that he should in any case recuse himself!

Also on the campaign trail, Gilroy said that if elected to the EU Parliament he would align himself to UKIP. Farage very quickly distanced himself from DDI - says a lot when you're even too toxic for UKIP! :lol:
By new puritan
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Irish Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has resigned. They've been taking a bit of a pounding from the Shinners recently and other leftist groups have been picking up a few seats.
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