Typical that LetsGetAlongerists are getting all worked up about the SDLP successfully objecting to a Recruitment Poster for the British Air Force (“RAF”) in the Brandywell area of Derry.
Fair play to the SDLP …they know Derry.
I dont know how LetsGetAlongerists would feel about a “Vote SDLP” poster outside Frizzels Fish Shop on the Shankill Road in Belfast….or indeed a “Join the IRA” poster.
Yes youre right…it wouldn’t happen.
And you might even say that its not the same thing at all.
Well….you might be wrong about that.
January in Derry….just a half mile from where fourteen Derry civilians were murdered by British paratroopers in 1972.
Yeah Yeah…tell me the LetsGetAlongerist spiel about how important the Legacy of the Past was and tell me that SDLP in Derry should “get over it”….it was forty one years ago, they might say.
Of course its true that many Catholics in Norn Iron fought for the British in World War Two. Indeed a Victoria Cross holder is in my wife’s wider family circle.
Not that it did him a lot of good after the War ended.
Indeed I had THREE uncles who flew over London during the Battle of Britain in 1940.
Uncle Siegfried, Uncle Helmut, Uncle Wolfgang.
Hmmm 1940….. 2013…..That might be too soon for the LetsGetAlongerists. A tad hypocritical.