“The British Army is in occupation of part of this country.”

The BBC report on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list relating to Northern Ireland mentions the series of hoax bomb alerts at St Colm’s High School, Twinbrook, when noting the OBE for school principal Imelda Jordan [For enduring that speech by the NI Education Minister? – Ed]. But they neglected to mention the initial criticism of the principal from Sinn Féin Cllr Sam Baker [still no relation]. As I said, to paraphrase Michael Longley, start civilising yourselves.