Gerry on the Holy Land, Jesus, Roman Imperialism and…

Interesting programme by Gerry Adams on Channel 4 just now. So far as I can see it’s less about forgiveness, the Bible and religion and more about what the Sinn Fein President clearly sees as parallel political situations both now and in historic Palestine. He doesn’t have any shortage of witnesses to underwrite the parallels in the context of the Middle East. The parallels with Northern Ireland are mostly drawn from his own input. It’s peppered with some really interesting conversational snippets… not least where Gerry notes that elites never offer anything that’s not dressed up (I possibly paraphrase here) as ‘the common good’…

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