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  1. Comment on McCann meets….Jamie Bryson
    on 18 January 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Quiggers,
    Incidently, what was the other 11% catagorised as?

    Loyalism amounted to little more than a system of reprisal executions against a civilian population by state agents. Guess who that puts the British Government in a bracket with?

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  2. Comment on Haass’s challenge to Stormont’s consociational security system doomed to fail…
    on 16 January 2014 at 12:05 am

    BarneyT,
    “The rest of the western world is aligned with Sinn Fein”
    Only the best Slugger quote ever. Hub of the universe I tell ya!

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  3. Comment on Has ‘flegs’ facilitated a crude retrenchment to factionalist politics?
    on 12 January 2014 at 1:22 am

    Am G,
    It’s not as if it’s rocket science, but unionism almost in it’s entirety can’t separate itself from the sectarian triumphalism that is fatally undermining its chances of survival.

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  4. Comment on Has ‘flegs’ facilitated a crude retrenchment to factionalist politics?
    on 11 January 2014 at 7:36 pm

    DC,
    With respect to symbols, if unionists hadn’t employed the symbols of the state (like the forever flying fleg and the protestant poppy) as sticks to remind taigs who was boss, someone might listen to your whining now. If you wanted nationalists to be unionists, you might have treated them accordingly as fellow British citizens, but you didn’t did you? You (of course not personally because I’m sure you’re a decent chap) made British symbols uncomfortable for them. Why the surprise that they take them down now that British people are a minority?

    I’m relieved your idea of Britishness isn’t marching up and down banging a drum to try and convince your neighbor that you’re better than him.

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  5. Comment on Has ‘flegs’ facilitated a crude retrenchment to factionalist politics?
    on 11 January 2014 at 6:41 pm

    DC,
    And in your experience, how do real British people display their Britishness?

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  6. Comment on Arkiv: “in the real world pre-existing themes will skew the integrity of investigation, putting ideology before history”
    on 11 January 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Good luck with that! Paisley and Robinson can’t even agree on what happened, and they were in the leadership of the same party.

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  7. Comment on Has ‘flegs’ facilitated a crude retrenchment to factionalist politics?
    on 11 January 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Charles,
    Worthwhile of couse, but worthwhile at the expense of a united Ireland would make them Fianna Fail.

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  8. Comment on Has ‘flegs’ facilitated a crude retrenchment to factionalist politics?
    on 11 January 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Mick,
    It’s not so much the raw community numbers-although they are clearly pointing to a future Northern Ireland that traditional sectarian unionists will be uncomfortable with- but it’s arguable that somebody finally realised that through participation and full cooperation Martin and the Persuaders weren’t creating possible protestant nats ( and who ever thought they would?) but instead they’re creating taig northern irelanders. Law of not exactly unforseen consequences given centuries of experience with nationalist Ireland. And meanwhile tHeir participation has brought them very little (e.g. Irish Language,Maze,Haass, St. Patrick’s )but the back of unionism’s hand in the North and time to build in the South and there is little point building in the South if at the same time you are copper fastening partition. Thankfully though thick unionist sectarianism will always ride in and save the day.

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