“It was like Belfast in the 1970s out there”

So far I’ve only found one mention of Belfast (or Northern Ireland) in this morning’s Daily Mail. [free at the airport – don’t judge!] On page 13 a neighbout was describing a Facebook party that had got out of control next door to his house in Essex:

It was like Belfast in the 1970s out there. It was terrifying. There were hundreds of people out to cause trouble.

1970s? How out of touch …

Maybe GB aren’t paying attention to the scenes from NI that are playing out on the network news each evening?

Alan Meban. Normally to be found blogging over at Alan in Belfast where you’ll find an irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology and the occasional rant about life. On Slugger, the posts will mainly be about political events and processes. Tweets as @alaninbelfast.