- Mar 24, 2012
Yes, this was time the Ira blew up canary wharf-it was a massive explosion and could be seen from everywhere in London. The odd thing is that most of my English friends were actually impressed by the power of it.The release of the 'Guilford Four' and 'Birmingham Six' had a profound affect on many English and this would explain some of it. I was in London in 1992 when the Provoes were blitzing the place and the only anti IRA conversation i had was with a Kiwi girl and a white South African lass who hated the kaffirs. An American journo in our shared accomdation shocked them by saying the Brits had it coming for what they'd did in Ireland.
Same period the explosive popularity of the London Irish rebel Shane McGowan across the young spectrum of English all tied in with this. It was probably all too much for most of the RoI population after decades of anti-nationalist section-31 indoctrination.