• ross1948 14:45 on August 23, 2022 Permalink Reply
    Tags: , , , John Hume collabo, Stormont memorials,   

    Invaluable Ulster Insights -Thanks, TUV!


    Never again can anyone argue that one cannot equate support for Sinn Fein at the ballot box with support for IRA murder during a 30 year campaign of terror….

    What excellent observations offered by a man I have never met, TUV press officer, Samuel Morrison!

    I will append all he said, but for my many readers around the world, a few bullet points from my own previous posts, if I may, demarcating the TUV man’s work

    First, the role of UK Pravda.

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    .How did we end up with a poll showing 7 out of 10 nationalists in Northern Ireland believe the IRA campaign of terror and murder was justified?

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    When the BBC first reported on the interview they didn’t feel O’Neill’s comments about there being “no alternate” to the IRA campaign were worth reporting.
    It took other news outlets to pick up on the line. Why?
    Because they knew it was unhelpful and the BBC is very much an actor in as well as a reporter on the process…
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    The only way one might believe it shouldn’t be asked is if you only see polls as a means of shaping political discussion rather than really reflecting the mood of the public…..
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    On a daily basis we have people introduced either openly as ex-prisoners or people from a very Republican background – like Patrica McBride – introduced as neutral commentators particularly on the BBC.

    That’s for sure….

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    The Briefing – Biased BBC’s ‘Me Too, Pinko’ Show!

    …oh, and this…

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    …when the rabid left Trumpophobe magazine was not identified as such.

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    … and not just on Ulster issues!

    NEXT?

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    The Legacy of Hume.

    ‘ ..while I see some people today suggesting that John Hume would be shocked by the poll, its findings are the natural outworking of his policy. Hume didn’t make any serious attempt to come to an accommodation with Unionism…
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    The Cover-Ups

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    If you take the official tour of Stormont, for example, the guides will pass the memorials to those members of the Northern Ireland Parliament, Assembly and Senate who were murdered by the IRA and UDA without comment.

    Read that part carefully, for the silence of the guides is NO accident!

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    The Sectarian GAA
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    the GAA retains things like a sports club named after a hunger striker who was in jail for kneecapping someone (think about that – they named a sport’s club after someone who took away someone’s ability to walk)

    Okay, I am content to have emphasised a few aspects of decent Ulster Brits’ indignation at what’s going on..

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    ….and has been going on for years.

    Below is the very readable entirety of what  Mr  Morrison wrote.

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    “How did we end up with a poll showing 7 out of 10 nationalists in Northern Ireland believe the IRA campaign of terror and murder was justified?
    Before addressing that question; it’s worth addressing some other issues. I note, for example, that the polling company is being criticised for asking the question.
    When the BBC first reported on the interview they didn’t feel O’Neill’s comments about there being “no alternate” to the IRA campaign were worth reporting. It took other news outlets to pick up on the line.
    Why?
    Because they knew it was unhelpful and the BBC is very much an actor in as well as a reporter on the process. More on that later.
    The reality is that the poll question is not only legitimate but it would be foolish not to poll on something so obviously a subject of discussion in so many homes.
    The only way one might believe it shouldn’t be asked is if you only see polls as a means of shaping political discussion rather than really reflecting the mood of the public.
    There are enough companies and universities doing that in Northern Ireland. It does no harm to see the truth at times.
    But back to the first question.
    The most obvious answer is to be found within Nationalism.
    Never again can anyone argue that one cannot equate support for Sinn Fein at the ballot box with support for IRA murder during a 30 year campaign of terror.
    That said, while Sinn Fein have faced competition from capable nationalists in the SDLP – in terms of ability their MLAs are generally far above those in other parties in Stormont – the SDLP have failed to take the fight to Sinn Fein.
    In many elections over the past quarter of a century they have tried to frame their campaign not as a choice between them and Sinn Fein but between them and the DUP. In Upper Bann, for example, in the last election they told the people it was a choice between Dolores Kelly or Dianne Dodds.
    That was always daft. No one was going into the election wondering if they should vote SDLP or DUP.
    Furthermore, while I see some people today suggesting that John Hume would be shocked by the poll its findings are the natural outworking of his policy. Hume didn’t make any serious attempt to come to an accommodation with Unionism – Sunningdale was before he took on the mantle of leadership in Nationalism.
    Throughout his career he sought to bypass Unionism – most successfully in 1985 – until he brought Sinn Fein into the process and knew that he and Adams had designed the framework which would shape the political future of Northern Ireland.
    Secondly, we’ve seen the GAA replace the Roman Catholic church in the affections of nationalism.
    It’s done that while maintaining its very Republican character.
    When it’s become acceptable for people to wear GAA tops all over Northern Ireland and questioning the motivation of founding a GAA club in East Belfast is immediately met with accusations of sectarianism even while the GAA retains things like a sports club named after a hunger striker who was in jail for kneecapping someone (think about that – they named a sport’s club after someone who took away someone’s ability to walk) don’t be surprised if it becomes acceptable to say you supported the campaign the hunger strikers engaged in.
    But the answer doesn’t just lie in nationalism.
    The media too plays a big role. The voices of victims are absent from many discussions. Where, for example, was the programme permitting victims of IRA violence to give their views on Sinn Fein emerging as the largest party in the last election?
    On a daily basis we have people introduced either openly as ex-prisoners or people from a very Republican background – like Patrica McBride – introduced as neutral commentators particularly on the BBC.
    Much of what the media does in this regard reflects the policy of officialdom.
    Did you know that since 2006 victims of terrorism in Northern Ireland have been defined in law as no different from the terrorists who made them victims if they injured themselves in the attacks?
    The sanitising langue one all too often finds on the media is drawn from official documents.
    Words like terrorists are replaced by newspeak terms like non-state actors and no one was ever murdered. They were killed.
    On other occasions, things are simply ignored. If you take the official tour of Stormont, for example, the guides will pass the memorials to those members of the Northern Ireland Parliament, Assembly and Senate who were murdered by the IRA and UDA without comment.
    That’s not by accident but a deliberate policy agreed by the commission which has Unionist representatives on it.
    Which bring me to the third group to blame – Unionist political leadership.
    When Unionism accepted Sinn Fein as valid partners in government – be that in 1998 or 2007 – they wrote the Republican movement a character reference.
    They told the world that a movement which continued to unashamedly glorify and celebrate the IRA was now a fit partner for government. They accepted a process which saw IRA men treated not as ordinary criminals but at worst as a special kind of criminal for whom the penalty imposed by the courts could be dispensed with as part of a political deal.
    That in itself was a huge concession which should never have been made.
    Furthermore, having accepted Sinn Fein as valid partners even after murders committed while in office with them – does anyone even remember Kevin McGuigan not to mention Robert McCartney? – policy implications followed.
    Do you know that Sinn Fein as joint head of government in the Executive Office have been responsible for government policy on victims’ issues since 2007?
    The afore mentioned Patrica McBride was appointed as a victims commissioner by Dr Paisley acting jointing with Martin McGuinness.
    What qualified her for that role?
    The fact that her brother was shot by the SAS while planning to attack a UDR patrol.
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    A statement issued by the Office of the First and deputy First Minister described him as having been killed “on active service”. That happened 13 years ago.
    Today’s finding that 70% of nationalists support the IRA is certainly depressing. But it’s hardly surprising.”
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    https://tuv.org.uk/

     
    • Billy King 22:25 on August 23, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      God bless TUV and God speed your messaging.
      God damn Sinn Fein and the BBC.

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