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  1. Comment on Bishop John McAreavey: “Political representatives must answer for their own position on abortion…”
    on 17 April 2014 at 9:01 pm

    FJH
    I don’t think it’s just the chattering classes who have it in for the Catholic Church …there’s a bunch of people meeting quite regularly in Derry, then Banbridge asking for answers….I suspect they fit more into the “silent too long” category.

    You know you really will have to stop essentialising people you don’t like into neat boxes otherwise you undermine anything sensible you occasionally might say.

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  2. Comment on “That’s the only way I can put,” he said “they sleep with the victims.”
    on 15 April 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Alan
    I so agree with your sentiments as there is a world of difference (it seems to me) between someone who gasps the wrong they have done to others which they are sorry for and someone who “regrets” but implies they would do it again. IRA people in particular seem to be brainwashed into not accepting their legacy of wreaking individual and family lives ( as well as literally town centres). The cause seems to trump common humanity.

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  3. Comment on “That’s the only way I can put,” he said “they sleep with the victims.”
    on 14 April 2014 at 9:40 pm

    “clearly internalised the distress caused”
    On what do you base this claim about BH Mick?

    It’s a while since I read Brendan Hughes account but I remember that he came a cross as someone lacking empathy. Rather, he seemed to have a boys own zeal for being an ops man.

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  4. Comment on Sinn Féin to the fore for the photo, to the rear of the movement
    on 13 April 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I’m not really into Irish (years and years of “doing” it at school to no effect, it’s a hard language to pick up and then it got politicised) …however have to say that I am very impressed by the artistic endeavours,cafe,theatre,bookshop and theatre in
    Culterlann (sorry if the spelling is off). I think it got me interested in Irish culture despite the negative attitudes I refer to. It’s such a friendly environment …everybody should give it a go!

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  5. Comment on McGuinness WILL attend events during Pres Higgins state visit to GB
    on 9 April 2014 at 11:47 pm

    So, it seems clear from the above that SF and SDLP have elevated polite ‘political’ relationships to a level they do not deserve. Infact seems to me there is a false consciousness over all of this. The weeks events,the state visit, is only important because it is putting right a wrong in relationships exacerbated by the IRA campaign of violence.
    I resent having to commend MMG for acting like a normal person ….he is only putting right a wrong which he/IRA inflicted.

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  6. Comment on McGuinness WILL attend events during Pres Higgins state visit to GB
    on 9 April 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Gopher
    Maybe I’m not the must astute, but wil you elaborate on ehT you are getting at.

    And for the record I think that SF/Marty were right to attend the Banquet …being polite should be the norm and having good relations with England and Ireland should be too. At the same time the bleak image of Victor Barker on the outside of all the merriment was a grim and sad reminder of the lives of people we must not leave behind with all this new found bonamie.

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  7. Comment on Where does ‘Guns and Government’ leave victims of the Peace Process’s ‘self regulation’?
    on 9 April 2014 at 10:19 pm

    In the face of pressure on journalists not to rock the peace process with all that nasty stuff from the past,this is a brave programme to make and transmit. That said, ought we not be concerned if in a see no evil culture this kind of investigation is left to journalists to uncover piecemeal rather than arising from an agreed comprehensive approach to the past.

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  8. Comment on Where does ‘Guns and Government’ leave victims of the Peace Process’s ‘self regulation’?
    on 9 April 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Funny that any republican with narratives which do not fit in with the SF version is either mentally ill ,has a drink problem or is involved with drugs. Change the record.

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  9. Comment on Where does ‘Guns and Government’ leave victims of the Peace Process’s ‘self regulation’?
    on 9 April 2014 at 5:30 pm

    FJH
    Funny enough I was talking to a few people (“types” to you) today who said they were choosing to miss the launch of an event tomorrow as they couldn’t face having to sit there and listen to MMG pontificating. I suppose it’s what my granny used to express as “I wouldn’t go to the back door to see him”.

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