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  1. Comment on Haass Talks: three shrugs
    on 1 January 2014 at 11:42 pm

    “Ps I think Haass was being quite astute in suggesting a new NI flag.”

    A “new NI flag”? How can there be a “new” one when there isn’t a current one?

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  2. Comment on Haass Talks: three shrugs
    on 1 January 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Is there no chance the parties would agree on an official flag for Northern Ireland? There isn’t an official Northern Ireland flag at the moment.

    Now, every municipal area in the USA has an official flag, every county in the RoI has a recognised flag, every country and state/statelet in the world, bar one, has a recognised/official flag.

    The Union Flag is the official flag of the UK, the Tricolour is the official flag of the RoI. NI doesn’t have a flag.

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  3. Comment on Lord Mayor Attack: A Tale of Two Parks
    on 7 August 2013 at 11:47 pm

    odd_number (profile)
    7 August 2013 at 10:42 pm

    cynic2
    Taigs having contempt for a culture that regularly espouses ‘killing all taigs’ can”t come as a surprise, surely?

    Much the same as PUL liking “Brits out” really

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  4. Comment on The ‘Ambivalenters’: Who exactly are the Northern Irish people now?
    on 12 December 2012 at 12:18 am

    “Im sure then you can understand the animosity Irish people feel about the British presence then, they had no choice to decide on the matter like yourself.”

    No I can’t. If you don’t like them being on the island, you can always tell them to leave, along with all the other EU and American citizens.

    I assume you will respect the feelings of others if they do the same to all the Irish people living in their countries.

    BTW, Easons sell calendars for 2013.

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  5. Comment on The ‘Ambivalenters’: Who exactly are the Northern Irish people now?
    on 11 December 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Keverstino,

    I don’t know about the immigrants opinions of the Loyalists. The Loyalists never instilled any solidarity from me. Perhaps the unionists have been more successful at projecting a welcoming attitude?

    Certainly I’ve no objections to more foreigners coming here to live. It’s good to see a better selection of foods on the shelves of the supermarkets. I just wish they would bring a more pleasant climate with them, and hold more festivals.

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  6. Comment on The ‘Ambivalenters’: Who exactly are the Northern Irish people now?
    on 11 December 2012 at 11:31 pm

    “You have some kind of nasty, underhand campaign in mind?”

    No I don’t.

    But the number of Poles and Portuguese people living in NI in recent years, and other EU citizens, must have increased the total number of Catholics here. Hence the increased count in the census.

    Their influence on any future border referendum is unknown, and cannot be estimated according to the favoured notion of “catholics vote for re-unification, prods vote for partition”.

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  7. Comment on The ‘Ambivalenters’: Who exactly are the Northern Irish people now?
    on 11 December 2012 at 10:26 pm

    When the Poles Portuguese, and other EU citizens leave, what will be the percentage of Catholics in NI?

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  8. Comment on Comment on the Week: Is the Church of England facing a crisis?
    on 25 November 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Surely if it was God’s will to have women Bishops, He would have made it happen? He would have had the Laity all vote in favour of women Bishops?

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  9. Comment on “Eight Reasons to Visit Belfast”?
    on 3 July 2012 at 8:01 pm

    The Lagan Towpath.

    It’s such a peaceful oasis yet so convenient to the busy city.

    Also, there can’t be too many places where you can be surrounded by green fields, trees and twittering birds and then suddenly see a seal swimming along beside you.

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  10. Comment on The Western Mail reverts to an old old type…
    on 23 May 2012 at 12:04 am

    “The Welsh Assemby have a duty to provide Welsh speakers written material in a language they can understand.”

    It must be very difficult for them to get around in Spain, Italy and Florida, for example, when on holiday.

    How do they manage?

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