Marketing the British Army

With Slugger award winning Belfast City Council recently having voted to stage a civic reception for British Armed Forces after their march through city centre streets, the route of the parade has appeared on the Parades Commission website. In what seems a badly planned and needlessly provocative gesture the destination will be Lanyon Place, directly opposite the only republican area in the city centre – the Markets, before dispersing for a civic reception presumable held in the Waterfront.

UPDATE: Strangely despite Belfast City Council being noted as the Applicant and Organiser of the parade queries to their press office on this matter are being directed to the Ministry of Defence.