Northern ireland crisis?

Novos

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Remember there used to be one along every few weeks/months. What happened?
Is everything perfect now? Have the politicians just got lazy?
 


Levellers

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The fleggers are flagging.

'I was up Twaddell' became an euphemism for having an affair.
 

hollandia

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People are bored. Crises are so "noughties"...
 

CastleRay

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The squabbles have generally all been about the past. Eventually people get bored of history.
 

mac tíre

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Zooooooooooooo!

Shít thread.
 

12 bens

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In a nutshell - the republicans failed to break NI, target has shifted, now they are trying to destroy the Republic.
...and rightly so!

"Such a scheme as that agreed to by Redmond and Devlin, the betrayal of the national democracy of industrial Ulster would mean a carnival of reaction both North and South, would set back the wheels of progress, would destroy the oncoming unity of the Irish Labour movement and paralyse all advanced movements whilst it endured."- James Connolly (1914)

https://www.marxists.org/archive/connolly/1914/03/laborpar.htm
 

vivabrigada

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The squabbles have generally all been about the past. Eventually people get bored of history.
The height of loyalist/unionist culture is about bonfires and marching about a battle during the seventeenth century.
Are you having a laugh?
Ffs Ray, you need to get a grip on reality.
 

CastleRay

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The height of loyalist/unionist culture is about bonfires and marching about a battle during the seventeenth century.
Are you having a laugh?
Ffs Ray, you need to get a grip on reality.
Ah right, of course we should all have a row about the past :roll:
 

12 bens

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The squabbles have generally all been about the past. Eventually people get bored of history.
Unionists are not exactly hot on history. They would do well to recall Edmund Burke.

Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
 

Novos

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The squabbles have generally all been about the past. Eventually people get bored of history.
I was thinking it was that thing that a lot of people fear. Normality!
Of course there are no elections imminent, so no point in creating a crisis now. That would be a total waste.
 

CastleRay

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Unionists are not exactly hot on history. They would do well to recall Edmund Burke.

Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
History is disputed and not agreed open. The disputes have played themselves out.
 

vivabrigada

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Ah right, of course we should all have a row about the past :roll:
Missing the point. We don't need the past paraded in our community by aggressive sectariarns from the Orange using a 300 year old battle as justification.
Do you support the Orange Order and their sectarian bands?
 

between the bridges

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We won, crisis over, cue tea egg whinging...
 

12 bens

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History is disputed and not agreed open. The disputes have played themselves out.
Nothing is ever 'played out' in human endeavour. Furthermore, there is no dispute but that WW1 actually took place.

As E. H. Carr said “Study the historian before you begin to study the facts.”

But leaving all that aside, do you know anything about Cruimh's friends here- Ireland in the past: History of Ireland
 

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.. Furthermore, there is no dispute but that WW1 actually took place.

...

Clemenceau was asked in late 1918 what he thought future historians would say about WW1. He replied "..at least they must agree that Belgium did not invade Germany".
 

CastleRay

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Nothing is ever 'played out' in human endeavour. Furthermore, there is no dispute but that WW1 actually took place.

As E. H. Carr said “Study the historian before you begin to study the facts.”
Political history on Ireland has been played out. Definitely this is the case in this forum.
Its effect on the present and future is negligible.
But leaving all that aside, do you know anything about Cruimh's friends here- Ireland in the past: History of Ireland
No thanks.
 

vivabrigada

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We all know you only have a hammer. Keep hittin it ya boy ye.
I have a full tool kit. Keep hammering away if that what works for you.
 


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