On the other hand of CRJ…

Whilst it causes some angst on this side of the water, some of the commenters over at the Guardian see the practical side of vigilantism… Most of it is kind of tongue in cheek, but it’s broadly on the theme of getting a job done…


  • joeCanuck

    I haven’t yet seen any details of what “sentences” are handed out by CRJ “courts” to offenders.
    Anyone got any information?

  • Peking

    “… oversight in their own protestant areas, there is no need for them to expend political capital on what is being seen as a Catholic/nationalist issue.”

    Is there a reason for you always using a lower case ‘p’ for Protestant but upper case ‘c’ for Catholic?

  • na


    More importantly, whatever happened to Big ‘T’?

  • michael

    Is there a reason for you always using a lower case ‘p’ for Protestant but upper case ‘c’ for Catholic?

    its probably because Catholic is the name of the Christian faction whereas protestant is a description of many Christian factions. The names of the factions within the protestant house would then all recieve the capital letters of a name, eg. ‘Church of Ireland and The Presbiterian Church in Ireland are of the protestant tradition’

    just a guess!

  • Peking

    Common practice, as we all know, is to use an upper case P unless seeking to make a point regarding your own view on the relative status of the religions.
    I’m sure Mick is grateful for the explanations provided. Noticeable he hasn’t dained to provide one himself. I can only assume it is to do with parity of esteem, or lack of it.

  • na


    He did the same with Nationalist, Republican, Taoiseach and Minister, are you sure it’s purely an equality issue?

    Maybe he didn’t mean anything by it? He has even been known to make spelling mistakes (I’ve heard he has difficulties with ‘definately’)

    *but like you I take this as proof of Mick’s ultra-Catholic tendencies*

  • Garibaldy

    Certainly in the past ‘Protestant’ referred to members of the Church of Ireland (as in Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter). ‘protestant’ then tended to mean all Christians who weren;t Catholic. Or, as someone na says, there’s no symbolism to it whatsoever.

  • Peking

    “He did the same with Nationalist, Republican, Taoiseach and Minister”

    Not the same thing at all. Did he run Unionist with a capital beside nationalist; Loyalist beside lower case republican; Prime Minister contrasted with taoiseach and so on.
    I don’t know if its a deliberate comment or not. Mick seems to be above answering the question. But I do know that Mick always does this, so it must be a decision based on some reasoning of his that as yet he is still to explain. Maybe its just casual. But giving casual insult, where an attitude is so ingrained you don’t even notice it anymore, is the worst kind.

    I think Protestant always went a little wider than the Church of Ireland. Try the dictionary and you’ll find that the proper spelling involves using a capital “p”.

  • Garibaldy


    It didn’t necessarily always go wider than the Established Church, either in Ireland or England. The dictionary may well state a capital now, but that wasn’t always the case.

  • Cahal

    A new low.

  • Garibaldy


    As a mate once said to me, there’s always a lower level

  • Peking

    “A new low.”

    Now to be fair to Mick, I’ve seen far worse on here.
    But still, I remain deeply, deeply offended.

  • Cahal

    Lest anybody get the wrong idea, I was refering to the trivial nature of the offence. Only in the peoples republic of NI could this happen.

  • aquifer

    CRJ giving rise to ‘possibly even human rights violations in the longer term.’

    Try probably.

  • bertie

    or even definitely

  • Miss Fitz

    Its good to see you guys tackling the tough issues of the day. Definately impressive

  • Fanny

    Miss Fitz, you ought to know by now that in the looking-glass world of ulster this IS a tough issue. Me, I’m more interested in why Mick spelt “licence” the American way.

    BTW that’s a coat I referred to above. Trailed a mite too often in this part of the world.