It is 15 years since the Belfast Agreement came into being. Oh yes, I remember it well – as the song goes!
Northern Ireland must “consolidate the gains” of peace, says the US secretary of state, ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. John Kerry, who replaced Hillary Clinton, said progress was “significant and inspiring” but the promise envisaged by the deal was “incomplete”.
Yes it is an inspiration to have a government that will not tolerate an opposition; to have an Administration that contains bombers and terrorist godfathers; to have millions of pounds thrown at what are euphemistically known as ..cough “community workers” lest they go back to what they used to do so well; to have a policing service that is politicised from top to bottom and which persecutes those who stand up for our British symbols; to have record unemployment; to have greater levels of polarisation than when this rotten process started.
Oh yes, Mr Kerry, it has been a TREMENDOUS achievement and kept alive by those who share one common goal – the suppression of terrorism through political triangulation at any cost.
Let’s call it for what it is and let’s not be too surprised when OTHER Irish republican terrorists realise the true lesson of Good Friday 15 years ago – if you KILL enough people and wreck enough property in expensive parts of England then you will find a political establishment seeking to reward you.
Lest you are in doubt – TERRORISM pays.