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IF THE KKK ISN’T OK WHY ARE THE UVF AND UDA?

Newton Emerson. Irish News. ( Belfast). Thursday, July 10, 2014 AS unionism threatens to wreck Northern Ireland over parading, we have finally found Peter Robinson’s bottom line on extremism. The erection of a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) flag in east Belfast was “dreadful”, “intimidatory”, “grossly offensive” and the work of “some idiot”, the DUP leader […]

Dangerous water

Ken Reid, Political Editor. UTV. Friday, July 4,  2014 It was really no surprise when the Unionist parties walked out of the Stormont talks. It was hard to detect any real expectation in the DUP and UUP of progress being made on parades, flags and the past. Sure, there is an acceptance the issues are not going […]

Orange Dis-Order threatens North peace once again

“Robinson in contrast, as seen with this parade issue, seems captive to the worst elements within the Orange Order and the paramilitaries.” Orange Dis-Order threatens North peace once again Niall O’Dowd @niallodowd . IRISH CENTRAL.July 10,2014 Members of the Orange Order. Violence seems likely ahead of July 12th, Marching Season.Photo by: Wiki As predictable as the swallows returning to Capistrano […]

A CULTURE BASED ON TRIUMPHAL CELEBRATIONS

“ … Orangeism is essentially triumphalist, each parade a glorification of military victory and religious supremacism…” A CULTURE BASED ON TRIUMPHAL CELEBRATIONS Fionnuala O’ Connor. Irish News ( Belfast). Tuesday, July 8, 2014. THE drums are beating. Sweet glimpses of rustic Orange brethren paddling at Rossnowlagh and walking winding country roads are sugar on the bitterness. Bring on the silken […]

What is united about our kingdom?

A professor, a pollster and a journalist hashed out the question at Chatham House last week. Lucy Fisher . New Statesman. July 7, 2014 What is united about our kingdom? Is it the economy, governance or identity? What is united about our kingdom? Is it the economy, governance or identity? As the debate on Scottish […]

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