Doesn’t allegiance to the Republic of Easter Week require Brexit?

For all his political career Jeremy Corbyn opposed Europe. He stood against Europe in the 1975 referendum and repeatedly cast his Commons’ vote against EU Treaties. For the Islington North MP and the hard left, the EU was a committedly capitalist project to be smashed.  The Corbyn conversion to the European plan is symbolic of the erosion and slow death of left-wing euroscepticism. Under the cover of worker rights and free movement of labour, many on the traditional left have …

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Republican Sinn Féin President arrested

Apparently it’s “in relation to an illegal parade” in Lurgan on 23 January this year. There are denials that the hijackings and reported shots fired in Lurgan this evening are connected to the arrests.  From the UTV report Josephine Hayden from RSF said the government has failed on promises to phase out strip-searching at jails. “There was a march planned for tonight to highlight the condition of prisoners in Maghabbery and Des was coming to speak at that,” Ms Hayden told UTV. “The …

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“The more that is out in the open, the more the chances of success are reduced.”

Northern Ireland deputy First Minister, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, refused to elaborate on his claim this week that “some of these dissident [republican] groups, I know for a fact, have been involved in discussions with both the Irish and the British government in recent times.”  As Martina Purdy noted, he’s off on “his August holidays” after dropping the “verbal grenade” – or “black propaganda” as Des Dalton of Republican Sinn Féin called it. The Sunday Times journalist who last weekend reported …

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“Gerry Adams and his organisation are now fully absorbed into the apparatus of British rule in Ireland…”

The BBC reports that Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, has rejected a Sunday Times report that talks were being sought with “dissident republicans” through intermediaries despite opposition from the Irish government.  Meanwhile, Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams, has said it’s “not a stunt” to seek talks with “the political groups linked to some armed republican faction”.  Or with “criminal gangs whom [they] consider has links with MI5″?   His former speech-writer Jonathan Powell apparently agrees.  Although those Adams is reportedly seeking talks with …

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