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McSlaggart

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What is the long term aim of the DUP and Unionism in general?

If the objective is to keep Northern Ireland in union with the UK then why do they not accept that to be British you must not only talk about tolerance but act it out in the real world.1 It is long past time that Unionist politics move away from their close ties with proudly sectarian organisations such as the orange order.

The basis of Orange culture is not one that is acceptable to the vast majority of people in the modern world. Unionists and its followers such as sluggers mick fealty in my view miss the harsh reality that Unionists have been the section of the community who had the most people who belonged to terrorists organisations. The fact that the UK used those organisations and did not make them illegal does not stop them being a terrorist organisation. It is strange that the order would kick someone out for marrying a Catholic yet allow terrorists to stay in its ranks.



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"So, were international news teams to descend en masse on Belfast tomorrow, would they witness much that would shame the politicians propping up the Conservative government? Last year, Glasgow-based Irish journalist Peter Geoghegan covered the city’s Twelfth of July celebrations for the first time, and was horrified by what he witnessed. “I was shocked by the level of hatred,” he says. “All the Catholics leave the city for the day and there are effigies of the Pope, signs saying: ‘Kill the Taigs’ and drunken teenagers singing: ‘Up to our knees in Fenian blood.’ “It does raise the question: if, once a year, you have an event which is entirely exclusionary, how can you ever build a shared and cohesive society?”

Read more at: https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/insight-has-scottish-politics-given-the-orange-order-a-boost-1-4498731

2 The UDA was only declared to be an illegal organisation in 1992.
 


mac tíre

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If the objective is to keep Northern Ireland in union with the UK then why do they not accept that to be British you must not only talk about tolerance but act it out in the real world.
That's a bit like their 'Christianity'.
 

between the bridges

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Oh looky a themuns fred, moi tis shacked, quelled souprised even,..Anywho it should keep the jerk circle amused...
 

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Oh looky a themuns fred, moi tis shacked, quelled souprised even,..Anywho it should keep the jerk circle amused...
"Eddie McIlwaine was filmed by Carrick Hill residents ushering members of the loyal orders past St Patrick’s on Donegall Street

on the Twelfth.

Locals who provided Sunday Life with the image claimed the sash-wearing 61-year-old tried to hide his face when he realised that he was being pictured.

One said: “Seeing Eddie McIlwaine marshal a parade past here was insulting to the victims of the Shankill Butchers, the majority of whom were abducted from these very streets.

McIlwaine was jailed for eight years in 1979 for being part |of the Shankill Butchers gang that killed 19 Catholics and Protestants."

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/news/shankill-butcher-steward-as-orange-march-passed-a-catholic-church-30446796.html

You allow the man to stay in your ranks even though he was part of a gang that murder Protestants!!!!!!!"
 

mac tíre

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Oh looky a themuns fred, moi tis shacked, quelled souprised even,..Anywho it should keep the jerk circle amused...
:p

Most, if not all, your threads are Themuns' threads.

I think your hypocrisy makes McSlaggart's point nicely, a chara.
 

between the bridges

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:p

Most, if not all, your threads are Themuns' threads.

I think your hypocrisy makes McSlaggart's point nicely, a chara.
And yers makes moi's, moi Cara...
 

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between the bridges

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The circle builds...
 

mac tíre

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The circle builds...
And guess who is in the middle of it. :)

Welcome to the Rebel Alliance, Bridgey.

Just a few more updates and we will have you connected to the mainframe in Connolly House in no time.
 

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The circle builds...
"Brian Robinson (c. 1962 - 2 September 1989) was a loyalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland and member of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) who was witnessed murdering a Republican Activist (I.R.A) His death as a result of an undercover British Army unit is unique as it is one of the only deaths from the alleged shoot-to-kill policy in Northern Ireland which involved a loyalist victim."
......

Robinson was a member of the Old Boyne Heroes lodge of the Orange Order, and several members wearing their sashes flanked the coffin.
Wikipedia
 

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If somewan invented digital Vaseline they'd make a fortune from ye lot...
 

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House...
 

Sword of Gideon

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"Brian Robinson[/B] (c. 1962 - 2 September 1989) was a loyalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland and member of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) who was witnessed murdering a Republican Activist (I.R.A)[/B] His death as a result of an undercover British Army unit is unique as it is one of the only deaths from the alleged shoot-to-kill policy in Northern Ireland which involved a loyalist victim."
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Robinson was a member of the Old Boyne Heroes lodge of the Orange Order, and several members wearing their sashes flanked the coffin.[/B]
Wikipedia
are you sure about this?
 

vivabrigada

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"Brian Robinson (c. 1962 - 2 September 1989) was a loyalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland and member of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) who was witnessed murdering a Republican Activist (I.R.A) His death as a result of an undercover British Army unit is unique as it is one of the only deaths from the alleged shoot-to-kill policy in Northern Ireland which involved a loyalist victim."
......

Robinson was a member of the Old Boyne Heroes lodge of the Orange Order, and several members wearing their sashes flanked the coffin.
Wikipedia
Paddy wasn't a republican activist, McSlaggart. He was a bookies man and a decent goalkeeper. He also happened to be a Catholic from Ardoyne. That's what killed him.
 

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are you sure about this?
I am. Yes he was an orange man who killed Catholics. Unionists celebrate his killing of a Catholic every year apparently in a show of support for how British they are, totally ignoring the fact that the British shot him.
Go figure.
 

mac tíre

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Remember a couple of years ago when Edwin Poots' son, Luke, "strayed" in to a UDA parade in south Belfast....





...from Lisburn?

Or this year when they refused to comment on the Joe Bratty and Ramie Elder UDA remembrance parade? Again.

All part and parcel of the DUP/UDA deal. Now watch that unravel as the money dries up and the promises don't match up to the soul selling from the DUPers.
 


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