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Commenting on Peter Robinson shaking McGuinness’ hand, TUV Leader Jim Allister said:-

“So Peter Robinson has now shaken the hand of his partner, McGuinness. That, of course, is the same hand containing the trigger finger of the IRA leader. Something Peter Robinson used to care about, as when he detailed McGuinness’ villainy in a speech in the Assembly on 8th May 2001. Now, he grasps the blood-stained hand of republicanism in preparation for surrendering to their demand for the transfer of policing and justice.”

Totally agree with Jim. How many innocent lives were taken by the hand the DUP leader now pathetically accepts? Robinson is an absolute disgrace to not just Unionism in general but to the victims of terrorism created by the IRA in particular. This is but the latest piece of choreography as the DUP prepare to roll-over on Policing and Justice. Arlene and Peter – the perfect pair to deliver the IRA agenda.

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16 thoughts on “HAND IN HAND…

  1. I listened to Rick Wilford I think it was of Queens in the media not so long back saying that the TUV cannot deliver politics here, and this shows why. Here is what Robinson himself says about it:

    but I will continue to lead the negotiations with Martin McGuinness on the devolution of policing and justice. We are down to the last three issues. He kindly sent me text and voicemail messages and spoke to me privately. When I saw him he expressed sympathy and put out his hand. We’d never shaken hands before but I thought it would be wrong for me, in those circumstances, to do anything other than respond. That was a first.

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    Harping back to the handshake furore of yesteryear suits Jim and his band down to the ground, always looking over their shoulder.

    Robinson is an absolute disgrace to not just Unionism in general but to the victims of terrorism created by the IRA in particular.

    Robinson has been disgraced, and unionism is about to be realigned, there will be some from the DUP who will join jim and perhaps give him a boost, but its unlikely to propell him and his merry band into a frontline party that will hold power. The victims of terrorism were on all sides and lets not forget Peters little incursion into the republic……. and if we go backwards where jim leads how many more dead will that bring us?

  2. Peter shakes the hand of Marty, so F*****G what.

    Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein are involved in the most horrendous child abuse cover up, and we get, Peter and Marty shake hands!!!

  3. Indeed David it made me shudder instinctively when I heard it. It reminded me of finding out who David Ervine was after I had shaken hands when I was introduced at a Labour fringe meeting.

  4. Ranger

    So plenty. The shake is an acknowledgement that the DUP will deliver Policing and Justice into IRA hands. That has as much significance as any sickening paedo cover up. My view is that neither Adams, McGuinness or indeed Robinson are fit to be in government. We need change.

    Aileen

    Yes, it happens so quickly but the significance can linger.

  5. Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein are involved in the most horrendous child abuse cover up, and we get, Peter and Marty shake hands!!!

    Thats an awful big assumption you’re making. According to Adams’ blog the party didn’t know of the allegations surrounding Aine Tyrell, as for todays story in the Tribune, I agree questions must be answered but more importantly questions should be answered from the statutory authorities. The shaking of hands between the two is not as symbolic as is being protrayed in the media, they’re already in government together, so what difference does it make if they hadn’t shook hands before, Marty and big Ian were great pals, and if Alister gets in who will he do business with if not SF. The TUV are for slow learners, we’ve trod that path already.

  6. Have you read the Tribune today, G? More revelations for Grisly.

    There will be no business with Sinn Fein if TUV get in. Those who think otherwise are slow learners.

  7. This just makes me even more distrustful of any politicians; can’t other politicians understand that their own reputations are being undermined by such people. Or is it a matter that they no longer care?
    Personally, I feel that the politicians of Northern Ireland are no credit to any of the parties and a disgrace to the Northern Irish people who deserve far better.

  8. G –

    and if we go backwards where jim leads how many more dead will that bring us?

    Where do you suggest Jim Allister would like to go? It clearly isn’t back to that place where the Deputy First Minister was committing mass murder.

    And why is it that pressing the brake on Sinn Fein/IRA’s grab for yet more government power would herald an insurgent war again (as we are often assured)? Who is ready to go to war?

  9. Of course I’ve read the Tribune, heard what was to be in it – more or less on the radio last night. I don’t see these as revelations for Grizly. The IRA nor any branch of the republican movement is equiped to deal with child abuse, either then or now, that people went to them instead of the police is a sad indictment of the then RUC. One girl was sixteen for goodness sake. Not long ago I read a blog post on NHS blog doctor Trusting Amy. I mean a sixteen year old who pretends to be asleep when a man is interfering with her, Jesus Christ of Almighty!!!! At that age shouldn’t a sixteen year old have screamed for the help that was available upstairs….? Did something prevent her from going to the police? Certainly in republican areas the police were called for stolen property etc why not child abuse. Didn’t Aine Tyrells family (partly the Adams’ go to the police) what prevented this girl? The other a ten year old, that is a disgrace. That deserves a thorough ivestigation and names named and they should be held accountable.

    The problem for me is this. If Adams’ enemies want rid of him good luck to them, to do it by pointing the finger of child sex abuse at the republican movement and saying there was a culture of cover up is pointing the finger in the wrong direction in my view. That finger should be pointed fairly and squarely where it belongs, at the failure of the statutory authorities…..

  10. "How many innocent lives were taken by the hand the DUP leader now pathetically accepts? "

    Probably not quite as much as was taken by the directive hand of Brigadier Gordon Kerr.

    David, as a representative for the TUV could you outline what the TUV plan to do and how they plan to do it?

    And please, no rhetorical sound bites re "No terrorists in gov". Please explain the strategy to negate the Assembly.

  11. Paul

    Our manifesto will lay out in detail what we aim to achieve.

    Who directed the trigger finger of McGuinness?

  12. After Jim Allister assumes the mantle of unionism’s saviour, am intrigued as to how the TUV intend to do business with the primary representatives of nationalism in a devolved government.

  13. "Who directed the trigger finger of McGuinness?"

    I know neither who allegedly directed nor your reason for asking the question.

    I await the manifesto with bated breath David however I have to say, at the moment, it seems suspiciously like a plan hasn’t been formulated yet

  14. Paul

    Have you been following TUV annoucements over the past year? If so, you may not have been paying attention.

  15. Oh I’ve been following the press statements and all I’ve heard is a lot of blustorous attacks on elected representatives.

    "What we aim to achieve"

    That’s precisely what I’m talking about. TUV press releases so far have been high on moral rightousness & political aspiration and low on strategical thinking.

    I’m not interested in what you aim to do but in seeing HOW you plan to do it.

  16. All this shaking hands business (or not) remnds me of five-year-olds!

    When one man shakes another’s hand it’s a simple greeting of another human being. It comments not on what you think of their opinions. It’s nothing to do with burying hatchets, total acceptance, surrender, victory or subordination. It may be as simple as, "Well, we don’t agree on much, but here we are, so let’s get on with it and see how we can make the world a bit better".

    Shaking hands is a normal part of everyday life. I’ve shaken hands with taxmen, bank managers, republicans and even the late Duke of Westminster without agreeing with them on much. Quel problème?

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