Karen Bradley, an insult to the people of Ireland.


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This false equivalency, they're all as bad as one another, meme gets really boring, is there an agenda behind those pushing it or is it just plain(deliberate?) ignorance...:confused::roll:

What really surprises me is that so many people from the Republic fail to grasp that northern nationalist culture is for the most part identical to what passes as Irish culture south of the border. What distinguishes nationalists from unionists in the north is their interest in things like the GAA, traditional Irish music, and other aspects of Irish culture and like céilí dancing or the language. It's not that those things necessarily occupy a significant part of our time in most cases with the possible exception of the GAA but these things have touched our lives whereas band parades and bonfires are alien to the vast majority of us, and most nationalists I suspect would happily welcome an outright ban on parades and bonfires of all hues.
 

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What really surprises me is that so many people from the Republic fail to grasp that northern nationalist culture is for the most part identical to what passes as Irish culture south of the border. What distinguishes nationalists from unionists in the north is their interest in things like the GAA, traditional Irish music, and other aspects of Irish culture and like céilí dancing or the language. It's not that those things necessarily occupy a significant part of our time in most cases with the possible exception of the GAA but these things have touched our lives whereas band parades and bonfires are alien to the vast majority of us, and most nationalists I suspect would happily welcome an outright ban on parades and bonfires of all hues.
With reunification I think those bands, parades and bonfires will lose their significance for the unionists too.
 

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What really surprises me is that so many people from the Republic fail to grasp that northern nationalist culture is for the most part identical to what passes as Irish culture south of the border. What distinguishes nationalists from unionists in the north is their interest in things like the GAA, traditional Irish music, and other aspects of Irish culture and like céilí dancing or the language. It's not that those things necessarily occupy a significant part of our time in most cases with the possible exception of the GAA but these things have touched our lives whereas band parades and bonfires are alien to the vast majority of us, and most nationalists I suspect would happily welcome an outright ban on parades and bonfires of all hues.

I have in the past proposed that very thing, but to be fair, the vast majority of parades aren't contentious and are little more than irritating to those unsupportive of them, so if people want to march in odd attire let them I say...so long as they aren't coat-trailing or otherwise behaving offensively....perhaps a little more traffic management is in order though, surely taking up the side of the road in which you are going should be sufficient....
 

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Se0samh we are on the verge of a genuinely independent Socialist UK, something that I used to dream about but if honest doubted the possibility of, the choice is between that and the cruel jackboot of Brussels which of course has a Yankee foot in it.
 

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What really surprises me is that so many people from the Republic fail to grasp that northern nationalist culture is for the most part identical to what passes as Irish culture south of the border. What distinguishes nationalists from unionists in the north is their interest in things like the GAA, traditional Irish music, and other aspects of Irish culture and like céilí dancing ///.

That's great, so long as we don't have to pay taxes for anything that will keep the divisions going.

We need to think about a third culture. I was reared on Gaa, pubs, the church, and to be honest they are designed to keep you so busy and compliant that you don't have time to ask the big questions.
 

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Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley reveals the dismissive condescending arrogance of the Brits towards the people subject to their rule in the Six Counties.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/07/karen-bradley-admits-not-understanding-northern-irish-politics

As the total time she has spent in the North can be counted in hours rather than days, neither can this twat have picked up any understanding of her brief much since her appointment.

The government should tell the Brits they're in breach of the Good Friday Agreement by appointing an empty-headed political ornament to uphold their commitments to Anglo-Irish relations.
Nationalist Ireland is well used to British ignorance, arrogance and condescension from British piliticians in relation to matters ireland - so absolutely no surprise whatsoever with this latest ignorant muck blurted out by the current British SoS in the North.

What truly amazes me however is the seemingly bottomless level of tolerance that Unionists in the North appear to have for this endless British State ignorance and condescension towards the North and the Unionist community.

One is tempted to conclude that no matter what humiliations are visited upon the Unionist political leadership by the British Establishment, the Unionists leadership's absolute hatred towards Irish Nationalists trumps all such humiliations.

Now, that is truly sad.
 

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This false equivalency, they're all as bad as one another, meme gets really boring, is there an agenda behind those pushing it or is it just plain(deliberate?) ignorance...:confused::roll:
They would need to be really fookin dumb for it to be the latter so yep, there's definitely an agenda behind such nonsensical equivocation .. but its just what crackpot unionists & west brits do :roll:
 

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That's great, so long as we don't have to pay taxes for anything that will keep the divisions going.

We need to think about a third culture. I was reared on Gaa, pubs, the church, and to be honest they are designed to keep you so busy and compliant that you don't have time to ask the big questions.
ffs dont be lumping the GAA & Pubs in with the church :shock: .. the GAA & Pubs are fantastic institutions..
 

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Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley reveals the dismissive condescending arrogance of the Brits towards the people subject to their rule in the Six Counties.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/07/karen-bradley-admits-not-understanding-northern-irish-politics

As the total time she has spent in the North can be counted in hours rather than days, neither can this twat have picked up any understanding of her brief much since her appointment.

The government should tell the Brits they're in breach of the Good Friday Agreement by appointing an empty-headed political ornament to uphold their commitments to Anglo-Irish relations.
Bradlay & her predecessor, "little Jimmy Brokenshaw" are/were incompetent stooges who tick a box for the baul Theresa and the despicable Tories .. however, I'd take either of them any day before the 2 creatures that came before them...
Villiers & especially Owen Patterson are horrible crackpot unionists in the extreme .. yak, yuk & more yuk :-(

saying all that, Im still amazed at Bradley, not for the admission itself, no big surprise there, but for being stupid enough to actually "come out with" her admission .. incredible stuff :?
 

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Se0samh we are on the verge of a genuinely independent Socialist UK, something that I used to dream about but if honest doubted the possibility of, the choice is between that and the cruel jackboot of Brussels which of course has a Yankee foot in it.

[video=youtube;T3ZRhAteKls]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ZRhAteKls[/video]
 

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That is because she understood.

Karen Bradley: "Where am I again?"
She is even worse than the last one they foisted on us, the anorexic Brexiteer.

Let me tell you about Tessa Villiers, as Max Boyce used to say "Because I was there."

It was when the Fleggers tried to close down Belfast and Villiers did nothing. It was the folk and their Love Belfast campaign took the city back. We all drove, hitched, block-booked buses to Belfast for the Christmas Market there. So she got the message and showed up.

Well, I happened to be, not on purpose, right behind her and her entourage. The "wee women" on the stalls were pressing goodies on her, piling her plate high, Ulster-Mum style. Of course no one would be expected to eat all this, but she just waved them off. "Eww, no." All she had to f*ucking do was have a nibble and pass the grub to the PSNI, they would have devoured it In The Line of Duty. :)

I took one look and thought, you have no f*ucking clue. Go home, Englishwoman.
 

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Go home, Englishwoman.
All the parties at the round of talks have been absolutely scathing of her today. Except the DUP, who weren't there along with the other parties. Apparently they have a meeting with her later in the week - which they don't need since it is the DUP that has enabled Karen to be in government.

Never mind all this farce. Place has never worked, doesn't work, will never work as it is. I would like them to start the process of organising a border poll, please.
 

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She is even worse than the last one they foisted on us, the anorexic Brexiteer.

Let me tell you about Tessa Villiers, as Max Boyce used to say "Because I was there."

It was when the Fleggers tried to close down Belfast and Villiers did nothing. It was the folk and their Love Belfast campaign took the city back. We all drove, hitched, block-booked buses to Belfast for the Christmas Market there. So she got the message and showed up.

Well, I happened to be, not on purpose, right behind her and her entourage. The "wee women" on the stalls were pressing goodies on her, piling her plate high, Ulster-Mum style. Of course no one would be expected to eat all this, but she just waved them off. "Eww, no." All she had to f*ucking do was have a nibble and pass the grub to the PSNI, they would have devoured it In The Line of Duty. :)

I took one look and thought, you have no f*ucking clue. Go home, Englishwoman.
Great story. 😂
 

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Bradley is another brit that knows nothing- May knows nothing about how to get out of the EU and Bradley does not know her arse from her elbow- any wonder the Torys can’t get anyone elected to the Assembly- they are worse than the Loyalists looking for votes here- a pure shambles whom the people want rid of in the border-poll-
 

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Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley reveals the dismissive condescending arrogance of the Brits towards the people subject to their rule in the Six Counties.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/07/karen-bradley-admits-not-understanding-northern-irish-politics

As the total time she has spent in the North can be counted in hours rather than days, neither can this twat have picked up any understanding of her brief much since her appointment.

The government should tell the Brits they're in breach of the Good Friday Agreement by appointing an empty-headed political ornament to uphold their commitments to Anglo-Irish relations.
When ever the tory party are in power in westminister they make it their business to appoint the most condescending aloof southern England toffee nosed fecker. It's apart of their " Norvan Arland is as British as finchley" bullshīt, I suppose in a sense they think they're appointing a viceroy or a governer general to the six counties. They really exist in bubble!
 

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ffs dont be lumping the GAA & Pubs in with the church :shock: .. the GAA & Pubs are fantastic institutions..

Course they are, but you can end up in a rut and miss out on the wider world.

And there are rules, and limits....
 
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