Peter Hain: Gerry Adams arrest was a fiasco… we need to move on from past

ADRIAN RUTHERFORD . BELFAST TELEGRAPH .FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014   Prosecuting people for crimes committed during the Troubles will achieve nothing but leading victims down a false path, former Secretary of State Peter Hain has said. In remarks which will re-open the debate on dealing with the past, Mr Hain said pursuing decades-old crimes was […]

DUP: Dineen Walker apologises for calling Anna Lo racist

ANOTHER DREADFUL DUP ATTACK ON ANNA  LO NOTE OF EXPLANATION : The BBC reports that the excellent Anna Lo has been subjected to another attack. By Peter Coulter BBC News NI. Friday , May 30, 2014   Newtownabbey deputy lord mayor Dineen Walker has apologised after calling Alliance MLA Anna Lo “racist” on social media, the DUP […]

Where Peter Robinson feels at home

 Brian John Spencer. May 29, 2014.  Blog It would have been hypocritical for Peter Robinson not to have backed Pastor McConnell. He’s right at home. If people are shocked, it just shows how the DUP has conned people. It’s not a reformist, post-Troubles party; it’s a Cold-war era free Presbyterian sect that passes for a political […]

“Peter Robinson poses as a unionist….”

Mick Fealty Slugger O’ Toole. Thursday, 29 May 2014, 5:01pm 39   I get the feeling Trevor has been itching to say something like this for a while. Here’s the presser from the Northern Ireland Conservatives’ Trevor Ringland on the First Minister’s queasy defence of Pastor Jack McConnell’s remarks on Muslims: “The DUP can present […]

Northern Ireland first minister defends pastor who described Islam as ‘satanic’

Amnesty International condemns Peter Robinson’s intervention as police investigate preacher’s remarks to Belfast congregation  Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent, Wednesday  May 28, 2014  Peter Robinson, first minister of Northern Ireland, sometimes attends James McConnell’s mega-church on the shores of Belfast Lough. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Amnesty International has accused Northern Ireland’s first minister, Peter Robinson, of letting down the victims of racist attacks […]

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