“They had calculated that they wanted to change the order of things.”

Mick mentioned this clip of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at Milltown cemetery on Sunday, but the footage, and the speech, is worth putting on the frontpage. Not least as a comparison to his attempt to ride a different horse last week at his party’s televised Ard Fheis. And, while we don’t have the actual text to check against, the reference to attracting US investors is missing from the clip we have. What is there though is some selective memory in action, and another attempt at picking a “sham and phoney fight” with a previous government of the Republic of Ireland. Perhaps it was raised at today’s meeting..
We also have a photo of the ‘colour party’ in attendance yesterday.

Colour party

And on the “volunteers” Adams knew he had this to say

“They had calculated that they wanted to change the order of things. That there was no other option but to join the Irish Republican Army and to meet armed agression and terrorism with armed resistance.”

What he neglected to tell this particular audience was his view of that armed resistance..