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  1. Comment on Jim Allister issues TUV’s Twenty-Two Theses critiquing the Haass/O’Sullivan draft agreement
    on 3 January 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Tacapall

    Point 22 above gives details of some IRA killings since 1998. This does not include the so-called “dissidents” who coincidentally use the same techniques, weaponry and it seems personnel to murder pice officers, soldiers, prison officers and civilians. The only apparent difference is that they have yet to target PUL civilians in the continuance if their campaign.

    A recent TUV press release condemns all paramilitary violence, including loyalists:
    http://www.tuv.org.uk/violence-of-weekend-illustrates-failure-pf-belfast-agreement/

    Where the evidence supports prosecution I am happy to endorse the prosecution of HM forces personnel or others who have broken the law. I’d be fairly sure that this is the TUV position also.

    A truth commission which would require full disclosure from HMG, but accept lies like “I was never in the IRA” (TM G Adams) is never going to be acceptable.

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  2. Comment on Jim Allister issues TUV’s Twenty-Two Theses critiquing the Haass/O’Sullivan draft agreement
    on 3 January 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Charles

    I don’t see any of the 22 points as particularly stronger than the rest. His argument is to be taken as a whole, and in my view skewers the whole getalongerist nonsense underpinning Haass. If pressed, point 4 resonates strongest with me – the GFA is the root of many current problems.

    Redstar

    More TUV voters than PUP. And everyone is just dying to hear their views.

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  3. Comment on Jim Allister issues TUV’s Twenty-Two Theses critiquing the Haass/O’Sullivan draft agreement
    on 3 January 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I haven’t lost the plot at all. I would say “vote for whoever you like” in any election to the sovereign Parliament at Westminster like any other UK citizen has the right to do. At least there they won’t have a unchallenged “right” to form a mandatory coalition govt – democracy turned on its head.

    Devolution is a waste of time and money in Wales & Scotland, and doubly so in Northern Ireland, where it is also morally bankrupt.

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  4. Comment on Jim Allister issues TUV’s Twenty-Two Theses critiquing the Haass/O’Sullivan draft agreement
    on 3 January 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Greenflag/tacapall

    Dismissive ad hominem attacks on Jim Allister may satisfy you, but aren’t particularly edifying. An eminent barrister seeking and gaining election is much less of an embarrassment than a functional murder machine that hasn’t really gone away you know.

    1. The existence of loyalist terror gangs is not disputed by Jim Allister or the TUV. The simple fact is they don’t get elected.

    2. The lack of a recognised opposition in the Stormont white elephant is a fundamental flaw in a very flawed system. That Jim Allister has assumed that role and signally succeeded in holding the SF/DUP polit-bureau to account, and draws attention to that democratic deficit is held up by GF as a reason to belittle him. Mature.

    3. Rather than the GFA being the only way forward, a return to direct rule, removing mass murderers from “power” is a real and viable option. Haste the day. I wouldn’t hold your breath on the demographics fulfilling your fantasy GF.

    4. It’s not 1690, 1921, or even 1997. Post 1998, we live in an Orwellian state where some murderers are significantly more equal than others. We need a return to the law being applied without consideration of political expedience.

    5. GF – Ann’s Law ring any bells? A pretty practical bit of delivery if you ask me.

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  5. Comment on DCC Judith Gillespie: “Policing remains one of the most visible institutions whose actions are interpreted through opposing narratives and lenses…”
    on 24 October 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Gillespie is a leading member of a Police Service which is perceived to do nothing when presented with actionable, filmed, offences by republicans, but can’t act quick enough to bring spurious charges against Loyalists.

    Would beg the question, why? I think we all know.

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  6. Comment on The Glenanne story proves the time for frank admissions is overdue: further prevarication over collusion implies Briitsh government cover-up
    on 24 October 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Calm yourself FO

    As a “planter”, I am happy to utterly condemn this gang and call for the full weight of the law to fall upon them where evidence exists.

    SOS nailed it just as I was typing.

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  7. Comment on No #Twaddell from Parades Commission
    on 7 October 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Interesting that your whataboutery is good, yet mine is bad. Read much Orwell do you?

    I have been quite clear in my unambiguous condemnation of the Robinson marches. He chose to kill an innocent man and got his just reward courtesy of our brave armed forces. He should be held in contempt, not memorialised as any kind of hero.

    Coleraine likewise. Unambiguously condemned.

    If it’s not simply about a single drumbeat at 9:00am on a Saturday morning, what, pray tell, is it about if not keeping Orange feet off a main road?

    I seriously doubt you have any links to the OO, as your disparaging remarks show no grasp of the Loyal Orders or what they stand for.

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  8. Comment on No #Twaddell from Parades Commission
    on 7 October 2013 at 2:43 pm

    There’s a disproportionate number of Etonians in Westminster. So what? It’s not illegal. Or do you want to ban Eton now too?

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  9. Comment on No #Twaddell from Parades Commission
    on 7 October 2013 at 2:39 pm

    It’s about no orange feet near “Ardoyne”. Getting your own back for the fabled 50 years of unionist misrule.

    And in the interests of your “shared future” bollocks, sure why not commemorate mass murdering child killer Thomas Begley on the 20th anniversary of his vile atrocity, and why not do so within a mile of the site of his act of infamy? That act which was definitely more anti-Protestant than it was pro-UI.

    You know nothing of the OO and nothing of its raison d’être.

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  10. Comment on No #Twaddell from Parades Commission
    on 7 October 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Morpheus

    How is it whataboutery to comment about what others perceive to be a disproportionate incidence of OO membership in the higher echelons if unionism?

    Membership of the OO is entirely legal, and hardly secret given tha nature of the organisation. Not one elected OO member has a terrorist conviction.

    Membership of PIRA is, by contrast, illegal, and none of that organisations deeds were planned in public. Your army of Ireland was such an exclusive band of heroes that it’s membership numbered much less than the OO, yet they make up around the same number of MLAs than the OO does.

    In conclusion, membership of a religious/cultural group should be no bar to political career. Membership if a sectarian murder gang should.

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