Ouch (again)!

Just received this from Republican Sinn Fein as retort to Martin McGuinness’s statement on the Politics Show yesterday. Predictable perhaps, but worth noting nonetheless:From Republican Sinn Fein:

Martin McGuinness’ claims that those opposed to English rule in Ireland wish to force the Provos’ former military wing back onto a military footing are laughable, said a spokesperson for Republican Sinn Féin.

“Republicans have no desire to see the Provisionals resume hostilities, as these would undoubtedly be conducted against those who have remained faithful to the Republican ideal. The Provos retained their military capacity through the adoption of the RUC as their armed wing. There is absolutely no useful purpose for the continued existence of the so-called ‘Provisional Army Council’, said RSF Director of Publicity, Richard Walsh.

“We already know that statements purporting to emanate from that body in fact originated from 10, Downing Street. They exist merely as a counter-revolutionary force.”

  • Peat Blog

    Is this satire or what!

  • Garibaldy

    I always liked their line about the P Specials.

  • billie-Joe Remarkable

    What is ‘worth noting’ about it?

  • Ulsters my homeland

    “English rule in Ireland” lol

    What century are these guys living in? Can they not see that the English don’t rule in Ireland, Brussels does?

  • Peat Blog

    Director of Publicity sounds far too benign – is this a public sector job?

  • willowfield


  • picador

    There is absolutely no useful purpose for the continued existence of the so-called ‘Provisional Army Council’

    It seems RSF have something in common with the DUP.

  • aquifer

    If I sell some fake DVDs and wave a pistol about, doe that make me worth listening too as well?

  • Rory

    No, Aquifer. But 8 points for trying.

  • nineteensixtyseven

    A load of rubbish but at least they’re consistent.

  • Harry Flashman

    Consistent and fairly accurate in my opinion.

  • big jim doc

    hopefully theyll be more accurate when they next attack a peeler harry.

  • Dublin voter

    Disgusting and sickening comment from big jim doc. These people who attack and try to kill police in Northern Ireland will be defeated by the combined opposition and revulsion of the vast majority of the people on this island.