Belfast Big Orange Parade

Levellers

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So now we know that England was conquered three times by foreigners and the population acquiesced in it.

You got there eventually.
 


Lord Talbot

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So now we know that England was conquered three times by foreigners and the population acquiesced in it.

You got there eventually.
No you're getting colder again. The Conqueror yes, the latter two no. And I wouldn't say the population acquiesced after 1066, it took years to bring the country to heel.
 

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https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/how-to/mythbusters-how-investing-could-pay-off-496544
Parachute Regiment veterans in Scotland have spoken out about their regiment’s coveted maroon beret and flags being misappropriated and used by football fans and Orange Lodge band marchers to incite sectarian hatred and violence in the build-up to the “Soldier F” Bloody Sunday murder trial in December.
 

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Mythbuster: Will my returns be lower on socially responsible investments?
Parachute Regiment veterans in Scotland have spoken out about their regiment’s coveted maroon beret and flags being misappropriated and used by football fans and Orange Lodge band marchers to incite sectarian hatred and violence in the build-up to the “Soldier F” Bloody Sunday murder trial in December.
Interesting article and one that shold be looked at in detail.

The very first thing to note is that the views of one or two anonymus iindividuals do not neccessarily reflect the views of Paras past and present. But then again perhaps they do? Who knows?

In any case, Para regalia perhaps should only be displayed by members of The Paras past and present. I'm sure that some UVF volunteers would prefer that UVF volunteers alone displayed UVF regalia.

Finally, it's important to point out that no regiment within The British army was or is collectively pro-Unionist whatever Irish Nationalists have claimed in the past. The British army is strongly apolitical unlike many armed forces around the world and has within it soldiers of many different opinions.
 

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Auch, don't be so bitter.
Have a bit of manners towards the Orangemen.
We Irish have put manner on you over Brexit.

You fools are loyal to a past that the real British in Britain have left behind.

The real British in Britain have left you nomads behind - you Unionists are our bitches now.
 

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Interesting article and one that shold be looked at in detail.

The very first thing to note is that the views of one or two anonymus iindividuals do not neccessarily reflect the views of Paras past and present. But then again perhaps they do? Who knows?

In any case, Para regalia perhaps should only be displayed by members of The Paras past and present. I'm sure that some UVF volunteers would prefer that UVF volunteers alone displayed UVF regalia.

Finally, it's important to point out that no regiment within The British army was or is collectively pro-Unionist whatever Irish Nationalists have claimed in the past. The British army is strongly apolitical unlike many armed forces around the world and has within it soldiers of many different opinions.
Quality trolling
 

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Watching BBC ni news there,
Gaa spokesperson chatting about looking enviously on as IFA and Ulster rugby hosting some of the best teams in the world (Netherlands and Claremont),
And he looks forward to hosting the best teams in "Ireland" to Casement.
And to think some people say Gaa is an inward looking, parochial and sectarian sport.
 

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Excellent..... the head in the sand brigade should watch this ...

Mind you if they did they’d only push their wee heads down further
 

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I'm sure its lovely propaganda,
You are promoting.
 

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Predisposition for terrorism anybody?
Well it is the Sun which is a lying rag, and has an agenda all of its own, and a shameful pedigree. But even you missed this alternative explanation at the end of the article, (see the text box which follows) which if anything sounds a lot more plausible. It would be a far more obvious explanation. Celtic, like their Glasgow rivals, have their fair share of scumbag support, but the 1970s Red Brigade? It doesn't make a lot of sense, whereas the earlier Green Verte Brigade does, as anyone who knows anything about Lazio's history and fan base would readily understand.

Fans online speculated that tonight’s display was also a nod to the Brigate Fiamme Verdi (Green Flame Brigade).
The predominantly Catholic group was part of the Italian resistance movement that opposed the occupying German forces during World War Two and Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime.
 

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Excellent..... the head in the sand brigade should watch this ...

Mind you if they did they’d only push their wee heads down further

Indeed sir, if they watched, read and listened to the things they should do...………...they may even learn something, book burning is not a good policy by the stupid. 😁
 

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Do you have any idea why any niorthern Ireland business would be better off in the UK rather than in the EU?

Many piesters have asked that question and the most common answer appears to be deflection/whataboutery or some other excuse for "don't know"
 

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THE Orange Order has blasted an SNP politician as "morally repugnant" after he vowed not to represent voters who support the Loyalist group.

John Mason, MSP for Glasgow's Shettleston, sparked fury after he said he "will not speak up for" constituents who want Orange marches.

 

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THE Orange Order has blasted an SNP politician as "morally repugnant" after he vowed not to represent voters who support the Loyalist group.

John Mason, MSP for Glasgow's Shettleston, sparked fury after he said he "will not speak up for" constituents who want Orange marches.

That's not the same as not representing voters.

He won't support Orange marches, but that's not the same as taking up the cause of or representing a voter who happens to be an Orangeman.
 

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That's not the same as not representing voters.

He won't support Orange marches, but that's not the same as taking up the cause of or representing a voter who happens to be an Orangeman.


Mason would be better employed by trying to convince the OO to keep out of politics, use their influence within unionism in the six counties instead of creating division between the communities who reside there.
 


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