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MONARCHY AT ODDS

Posted By: July 30, 2013

The monarchy is at odds with a modern Britain Welcome to the royal baby, but his family represents an outdated tradition  Observer editorial The Observer ( London) Saturday 27 July 2013 13.40 EDT Christopher Hitchens said we should emancipate ourselves from the mental habits of royalism. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA As republicanism gathered a little wind in the 1990s, following […]

MONARCHY UNDEMOCRATIC

Posted By: July 27, 2013

MONARCHY IS BASED ON PRINCIPLE OF INEQUALITY Patrick Murphy. Irish News ( Belfast). Saturday, July 27, 2013 THE birth of a baby is usually an occasion of joy. The birth of an English royal baby is an excuse for a political circus. While everyone will wish good luck to the new baby and his family […]

MARCHING MANIA

Posted By: July 25, 2013

UNIONISTS JOSTLE FOR PRIZE IN PARADES CRISIS Newt Emerson. Irish News ( Belfast). Thursday, July 25, 2013 The issue of parading was solved three weeks ago when Belfast Orangemen talked to Ardoyne residents just before the Twelfth. Belfast’s County Grand Lodge described the talks as “historic”. The principle of talking to residents was thus formally […]

ORANGE MADNESS

Posted By: July 24, 2013

ORDER SEES ARDOYNE AS THE FINAL FRONTIER Allison Morris.Irish News( Belfast). Wednesday,July 24, 2013. MERVYN Gibson said the Twelfth wouldn’t be over until Orangemen from Ligoniel were all home. When exactly that will be is anyone’s guess. The controversial reverend obviously didn’t mean literally home, as all the ageing order members haven’t been camped out […]

BRIT DOUBLE STANDARD

Posted By: July 24, 2013

ONE-EYED APPROACH TO VIOLENCE FOOLS NO-ONE Brian Feeney. Irish News ( Belfast). Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MONDAY week ago the UVF threw four blast bombs at police from a street in east Belfast. Earlier so-called dissident republicans threw a nail bomb at police on the Crumlin Road at Ardoyne. The differing reaction to the two incidents perfectly illustrates […]

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