Peter Hain = Pro Sinn Féin?

DOD

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Given that Peter Hain was involved in pro-republican campaign groups in the 1980s, has Tony Blair just appointed the most pro- republican secretary of state ever? If so, how long will he last?
 


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DOD said:
Given that Peter Hain was involved in pro-republican campaign groups in the 1980s, has Tony Blair just appointed the most pro- republican secretary of state ever? If so, how long will he last?
He's rabidly anti nationalist in Wales.
 

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DOD said:
Given that Peter Hain was involved in pro-republican campaign groups in the 1980s, has Tony Blair just appointed the most pro- republican secretary of state ever? If so, how long will he last?
What pro-republican campaigns in the 80s?

He was also if memory serves me the head of the Liberal Youths in the 70s, but I also fail to see how that would be relevant to his current views today.

He would however be well able to point out the fallacy of the Apartheid comparision beloved of some in NI however.
 

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Not really, when you consider Jack Straw and John Reid were once in the " Revolutionary Party of Britain", and were pro communist. People change, especially careerist politicians. I mean look at how much your party has changed since the 80's. BTW, can you be Secretary of State and Republican at the same time.?I'd think not.
 

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He's Seceretary of State for Wales as well as the North. The former job involves doing very little.
 

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Trefor said:
He's Seceretary of State for Wales as well as the North. The former job involves doing very little.
:D Yeah I was surprised at his vitriol against nationalists after the 03 assembly elections in Wales. Now with his journey to the right along with the rest of the senior new labour heads I doubt he'll change the British position.
 

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DOD said:
Given that Peter Hain was involved in pro-republican campaign groups in the 1980s, has Tony Blair just appointed the most pro- republican secretary of state ever? If so, how long will he last?
And the late 90's ... he only stopped commenting on N. Ireland when he got into the cabinet

Just after the Canary Wharf bombing he signed a message to the SF conference.
 

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Peter the Provo Hain, I've heard it all now :lol:

Sinn Hain/IRA :lol:
 


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