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mcguinness%20ira.jpgI know that it’s terribly unfashionable here in peace process Northern Ireland to point out that that having Irish republican insurrectionist rabble in government is a VERY bad idea, destined to lead to chaos and abysmal decision-making. Still, those in the DUP and UUP who like pretend otherwise have been rather exposed in their complacency by…erm, the Deputy First Minister himself, IRA godfather Martin McGuinness! (Here’s a nice pic of young McGuinness in full Provo regalia sans mask –  his belt seems a bit of a fashion disaster)

"The march towards Irish reunification is unstoppable. I have no doubt about that. The people who know that best are not the people here tonight or the people who vote for us but they are the people who vote for the DUP or the UUP. "There are unionists who believed that if you give power to nationalists it means the end of the union as they know it and they are absolutely right,” he said.

Cheers Martin, I appreciate your confirmation of what I have been saying for a long time, but denied by unionist politicians and the rancid MSM.. Now, can we please dispense with the patent nonsense that having terrorists in government is the sign of a healthy society. They should be in prison, or, in the case of the IRA commander who OK’d the Claudy atrocity, at the end of a a rope. Fair enough? Can we also be clear that the words of th Deputy First Minister make it vividly abundant that the so-called Good Friday Agreement is NOT a final settlement but rather a transition mechanism towards removing Northern Ireland from the Union – as some people around here argue!  

Hat-tip to Slugger O’Toole.

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13 thoughts on “THE FROG AND THE SCORPION…

  1. "Can we also be clear that the words of th Deputy First Minister make it vividly abundant that the so-called Good Friday Agreement is NOT a final settlement but rather a transition mechanism towards removing Northern Ireland from the Union – as some people around here argue!"

    Well, I hope both Martin and you are right!

  2. Well he would say that wouldn’t he. He is trying to convince republicans not unionists. Now if he had a plan for winning over unionists to the idea you would have cause to worry. But there is no evidence of that yet.

    There is nothing inevitable. It is the people of the north who will decide by referendum what the constitutional position will be.

    Meanwhile we should all get on with working together for the overall good of the people of the island and see where that takes us.

  3. I think Berties words are far more to the point

    “That can only happen in the long term future. How long that will be I don’t know. If it is done by any means of coercion, or divisiveness, or threats, it will never happen. We’ll stay at a very peaceful Ireland and I think time will be the healer providing people, in a dedicated way, work for the better good of everyone on the island. If it doesn’t prove possible, then it stays the way it is under the Good Friday Agreement, and people will just have to be tolerant of that if it’s not possible to bring it any further.”

  4. Weird.. I just posted a reply after reading Daithí Ó’s and yet, my reply appeared ahead of his

  5. The idea of a referendum is a good one, but as the union is what’s at stake surely it should be up to all those living in the "United Kingdom" who should decide it’s fate.

    I have no doubt that if the question was worded to ask if "Northern Ireland" should remain within the "Union" or to be re-unified with the rest of Ireland, the latter would be overwhelmingly endorsed.

    Despite the protestations of unionists, both pro and anti GFA, that they are British, the majority of the people of Britain don’t really care for them or indeed if they are abandoned.

    That is the harsh reality that’s so hard to face, along with the fact that in the Dáil their voices would be louder and their opinions respected more. That however is the deal us nationalists have to sell to make this a reality.

    Onwards and upwards…

  6. Kloot, maybe this site is programmed to keep the croppies at the bottom of the pile! 🙂

  7. Kloot, maybe this site is programmed to keep the croppies at the bottom of the pile! 🙂

    LOL!!

  8. DV

    I still haven’t received a response to my email about your book.

    Can I have one and how can I pay, ie. does Paypal work for you?

  9. DaithiO/Peter,

    First my apologies in not getting back to you sooner -last week was so busy for me that ATW had to take a back seat to my more commercial activities!

    Daithio, Paypal works for me fine. Can you please email me your address so I can work out postage and I will then advise you of total cost? Thanks.

    Peter – as with DaithiO, if you email me your address I will work out cost and advise. Paypal is good for me – so is cheque, or cash!!!!

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