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  1. Comment on Row over GAA tops at University of Ulster
    on 12 April 2014 at 1:03 pm

    There are more Loyalist marches now than there ever have been before. Recipients of millions in EU money for the OO, recipients of millions EU money for Ulster scots. Protected species, in spite of all the whinging to the contrary.

    Redressing the unfair advantage that your community had over your neighbours is not discrimination, no matter how you mope about it. The party’s over pal.

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  2. Comment on Row over GAA tops at University of Ulster
    on 12 April 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Unionists never pass up an opportunity to embarrass themselves, do they?

    “Respect our flag while we burn yours”

    “Respect our culture while we ban yours”

    The whip hand has changed. Best keep that in mind.

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  3. Comment on McGuinness WILL attend events during Pres Higgins state visit to GB
    on 6 April 2014 at 11:49 am

    “I will shake the Queens hand in Buckingham Palace”- Martin McGuinness

    “I have no need or desire to meet the Pope”- Peter Robinson.

    It’s a stark contrast.

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  4. Comment on McGuinness WILL attend events during Pres Higgins state visit to GB
    on 6 April 2014 at 11:28 am

    It’s progress gopher, and it demonstrates a capacity to evolve that we never have, and possibly never will, see from unionism.

    Meanwhile back at the ranch, Peter Robinson hasn’t got the stones to confront the dinosaurs in his own party by saying he’d meet the head of the Catholic church.

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  5. Comment on The prevailing wisdom of A Love Divided
    on 6 April 2014 at 11:20 am

    The south became controlled by Catholics because our Protestant country eschewed the opportunity to provide any kind of meaningful counter-balance, and instead up and left. They didn’t only desert southern Protestants when the did so- they deserted all of us.

    Whatever, water under the bridge now and the republic has learned from its mistakes. Now if only our friends across the water could catch up! Up until recently it was illegal for a Catholic to be Prime Minister of the UK. Incidentally, Ulster Protestants (Orange Order) opposed the legislation that brought an end to this. It remains illegal for a Catholics to aspire to be head of state. Indeed, were a member of the royal family to even marry a papist, it would be those champions of civil and religious liberty, Ulster Protestants, who would be first to the picket line at St Paul’s Cathedral for the wedding day.

    They couldn’t even stomach the idea, in 2014, of voting for the Pope to visit Belfast.

    “the mantle of ethnic cleansing”

    You’re not an ethnic group.

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  6. Comment on Hunger Strike: Margaret Thatcher’s Battle With the IRA (1980-1981)
    on 4 April 2014 at 4:10 pm

    “…mainly due to successive governments in the Republic playing to sectarian anti-British public opinion in their state.”

    The usual puerile, over-simplified, solipsism .

    Garda reluctance to cooperate with the British Army definitely nothing to do with the Army’s penchant for gunning Catholics down in the street. and then covering it up afterwards. No that couldn’t be it. The southerners were just mindless, sectarian bastards.

    Had it been the Irish Defence Forces gunning down unarmed Protestants in the Street, i’m sure the RUC wouldn’t have held it against them.

    ” only talking to the RUC. So where the Army was patrolling in an area, they had to get messages 2nd hand from the RUC, which was absurdly impractical and cost many lives. ”

    Perhaps if Saville took place twenty years earlier they might have saved a few of those lives.

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  7. Comment on Hunger Strike: Margaret Thatcher’s Battle With the IRA (1980-1981)
    on 3 April 2014 at 10:02 pm

    So what did we learn?

    Thatcher, according to Douglas Hurd, conceded that a military victory against the IRA was impossible.

    It was the Irish ‘special relationship’ with the United States that brought the Anglo Irish agreement to fruition.

    An interesting watch

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  8. Comment on GAA concludes a lucrative deal with Sky Sports…
    on 2 April 2014 at 10:03 pm

    .”So even when people want to watch their national game they will get a reminder that they and their leaders administer a part of the UK”

    “It’s just a case of being assimilated into British culture.”

    Our Orange friends are suffering from a case of the green eyed monster by the looks of it.

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  9. Comment on “Sit down and stop acting like a petulant child.”
    on 3 March 2014 at 11:56 pm

    From David Ervine to this.

    Loyalism is well and truly knackered.

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