- Sep 1, 2012
No mention of RA terrorism.James Craig, one of the earliest six county PM's, described the regime there as a 'Protestant Parliament for a Protestant people' and clearly had no intention of offering the hand of friendship to the Catholic population. Years of anti catholic bigotry, gerrymandering, sectarian violence and discrimination ultimately led to the rebellion in the late 1960's - as we all know to our cost.
In the negotiations for the GFA and subsequently, the province had a First Minister, Rev Ian Paisley, who was an active Protestant preacher leading his Protestant flock through the unpleasant task of compromising with their Catholic neighbours and allowing them a form of equality.
And the Catholic people were glad of that?
Pull the other one
The whitewashing of history continues.