I hate to say “I told you so” but er……….I told you so.
In a comment on Slugger O’Toole on 10th January 2013 (4.17pm) I suggested that the “bold move” that Theresa Villiers was looking for would involve the flying of the British flag on designated days from ALL council buildings, right across the six counties…This would include town halls (eg Omagh, Newry and Derry) where the British flag currently does not fly.
This would give the loyalist mob the necessary “victory” to get them off the streets. It would also be the necessary “defeat” for nationalists. And it would get the unionist parties and more importantly the Alliance Party (the NIOs favourite party) off the hook and allow them to go get out of the spotlight and into the shadows where they like to be.
Readers of this Blog will know that I elaborated on this in a post (11th January 2013) entitled “Flags: The Way Out””.
Interestingly on tonights Nolan Show and what a sad depressing show it was…Gerry Lynch (in the audience) spoke of this very “solution” is being advocated by St Basil McCrea himself.
Now I do not advocate this solution. Indeed I totally oppose it. I merely suggest tonight as I did last week that this is the “solution” that Theresa Villiers wants to see. So do unionists. So does the Alliance.
Look out for the choreography and the mood being set (on lets getalongerist websites???) to push that.