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Nice, France

What can I say? Dallas was last week’s story and Nice is this week’s story. Next week……? Nice hits us hard. My enduring memory of The Troubles is that each breaking news story was a reaction “it could have been … Continue reading

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England Cant Deal With Radicalism

In 1981, I lived in Dungannon. I did not vote in the Fermanagh-South Tyrone bye-election. It was of course won by Bobby Sands, the IRA Hunger Striker, who would soon die. The result was a shock, primarily for unionists in … Continue reading

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Britain….Pickled.

Eric Pickles is Member of Parlianent for Brentwood, Essex is the Minister forLocal Government and Communities in David Cameron’s Conservative-led Government. At first sight he is an unlikely memberof Posh Boy Camerons Government. But the sight of a bluff “say … Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie?

The horrible murders in Paris today are beyond belief. The French journalists who held up signs “Je Suis Charlie” (I am Charlie) absolutely did the right thing, identifying with their murdered collegues. But the spectacle of this heart-felt tribute becoming … Continue reading

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Remember! Remember!

In the 1960s, we sometimes got a peek into the specifically “English” way of life. In Belfast our “fireworks” night was Halloween but from TV and comics, we learned that Guy Fawkes Night (5th November) was their night…Fireworks and Bonfires. … Continue reading

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Terror Tourism

Strange thing on BBC News this evening. For years I have been pointing out that the Norn Iron Tourist Board is peddling a load of nonsense about the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Titanic and telling anyone that will listen that … Continue reading

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Afghanistan…Carry On Up The Khyber

The bad news coming out of Afghanistan is truly shocking. Late last week six British soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb. This almost pales into insignificance with the news that a “rogue” American soldier killed sixteen Afghan civilians including … Continue reading

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