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  1. Comment on “Sit down and stop acting like a petulant child.”
    on 3 March 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Real politics at last. This is what we vote for. Does anyone really care if George Osborne decides to cut benefits by 50%?
    I don’t.
    We need more of this reality at Dibley/Stormont also.

    And actually, watching the wretched ‘White Dee’ on Newsnight do believe that all benefits should be cut by at least 50%. Only then will West Belfast/Londonderry/ Strabane/Newry etc think of getting out of bed before lunchtime.

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  2. Comment on Mark Durkan finds the real political weakness in the DUP’s (and SF’s) position on OTRs
    on 2 March 2014 at 1:22 am

    FP
    No-one has been convicted of murder on either of the events you mention. Nor are they likely to be. The events were firefights between terrorists and the security forces.
    But at least we now know that the security forces have been given a de facto amnesty over any personnel that may have overreacted on a few occasions. The only good thing to have come out of the recent fiasco.
    Sleeping dogs etc.

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  3. Comment on Peter Robinson: “The justice system has been stood on its head…”
    on 1 March 2014 at 2:16 am

    do what lahmdearg?

    Any chance of ‘closure’ has gone in that case:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/northernireland/10669343/Anger-at-grotesque-Bloody-Sunday-billboard-appeal.html

    “justice” died with Blair’s farewell legislation. In all cases.
    So it goes.

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  4. Comment on Peter Robinson: “The justice system has been stood on its head…”
    on 1 March 2014 at 1:14 am

    The silver cloud, I suppose, is that the Army (and RUC) have thankfully now been given , effectively, a line in the sand over any possible interpretations that a few spontaneous reactions will ever be interpreted as criminal acts.

    It doesn’t take away from what the religious terrorist (IRA/INLA/UDA/UVF) criminals did, and they should still be held accountable.

    David Cameron has managed the situation (put in place by those scumbags Blair and Hain) very well. He deserves credit.
    Blair and Hain left him with sh*t and he had to live with it.

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  5. Comment on Powell: Releasing prisoners was not easier for Nationalists; it’s ignorant and offensive to suggest otherwise
    on 27 February 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Neil
    Are you going to the Donegal celebration?
    Wolfe Tones, Boys of the old Brigade and all that Jazz..

    Sure the craic will be mighty.

    Toasts for Blair, Powell (Jonathan of course) and a serenade for Sefton.
    You boys stay classy.

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  6. Comment on Powell: Releasing prisoners was not easier for Nationalists; it’s ignorant and offensive to suggest otherwise
    on 27 February 2014 at 8:51 pm

    The ‘homecoming’ party for Downey, complete with republican band and symbolism was trailed on BBC Newsline tonight. A celebration of ‘one of us who escaped justice’.

    I’m sure the SF faithful will have a fun packed evening of gloating and singing. Maybe they’ll raise a glass or two to Tony Blair. A good son of Donegal himself to be sure.

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  7. Comment on Robinson threatens to quit over Hyde Park
    on 27 February 2014 at 12:22 am

    Mister Joe
    Direct rule will not bring a Maze terror shrine or an Irish language act. Neither mean anything to 90% of the population.
    What it could bring is the 1967 Abortion Act and gay marriage.
    Most people here would welcome the former and, I hope most the latter, despite Alliance MLA’s opposition to these.
    No-one would notice the absence of the Dibley assembly.
    And Direct Rule would be a good indicator of full integration as an English council. North Irelandshire.
    Here’s hoping.

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  8. Comment on If you want an excuse to bring the house down, you’ve got one now
    on 26 February 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Comrade Stalin seems to take great delight that Downey is getting off with mass murder.
    I’m assuming none of his relatives were among the murdered.

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