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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

…that the Good Friday Agreement was signed. 10th April 1998. It seems like yesterday but it is actually closer to one third of my life. Good Friday just happened to be the day that it was signed. There were intense … Continue reading

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“What We Need Is A Great Big Melting Pot”

….”big enough to hold the world and all its got. Keep it stirring for a hundred years or more. Turn out coffee coloured people by the score” Perhaps I am not the only person here who was a 17 year … Continue reading

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A Civic Forum: The Last Refuge Of The Un-Electable

I see people on Slugger O’Toole are again beating the drum for a Civic Forum. One of the great problems that the LetsGetAlongerists have with the post-Good Friday politics is that they are not part of it. Indeed that’s the … Continue reading

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LetsGetAlongerism…USA Style

Since 2010, I have ranted and raved (in a relatively sane way) about the heresy of LetsGetAlongerism. My warnings have fallen on deaf ears but I continue to tilt at these windmills. Indeed LetsGetAlongerism is a giant octopus spreading its … Continue reading

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The Somme 1916-2016

I dont like military ceremony. More so…I dont like “Remembrance”, the way Officialdom takes over and uses “Memory”. “Remembrance” is always a means of using suffering to create an agenda. So I dont like my TV set being taken over … Continue reading

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Euros Football: There’s Only One Ireland

So the European Football Championships begin in two weeks time. In a not very radical move, I have decided to support Ireland…Republic of Ireland. I will not be supporting Norn Iron. “Making Northern Ireland Work” can never be interpreted as … Continue reading

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Confidence Building Measures For Nationalists

If you were the last German soldier to be mortally wounded in Berlin in April 1945, you might think it wasnt worthwhile. Conversely if you were the last Russian soldier to be mortally wounded, you might think it was at … Continue reading

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