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Old 20th Jan 2017, 12:24
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The whole purpose of the demonstration that day was to lure the troops into a confrontation where they would be targets for snipers. This was standard IRA procedure during the Troubles, according to a relation of mine who served there.
It seems that the soldiers opened fire first, but the resultant deaths also served the IRA cause well. Their leaders would have considered it a worthy sacrifice.
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 14:13
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
The whole purpose of the demonstration that day was to lure the troops into a confrontation where they would be targets for snipers. This was standard IRA procedure during the Troubles, according to a relation of mine who served there.
It seems that the soldiers opened fire first, but the resultant deaths also served the IRA cause well. Their leaders would have considered it a worthy sacrifice.
I agree with you entirely, in the exact same way that no Liverpool fan has ever put their hand up with regards to bad behaviour, drunkeness or not having tickets at Hillsborough no IRA member has ever admitted to firing at the troops that day.

Doesn't mean in either case it didn't happen.
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Old 21st Jan 2017, 12:31
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Brexiteers in warning to German business - BBC News

"... British business will cope with whatever is thrown at them" - but - "If the German Chancellor and EU leaders continue down the road of negativity and threats when negotiating with Britain, German business and the German economy will pay a high price."

Yoo haff been vaughned!
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Old 21st Jan 2017, 14:01
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For you, Tommy, ze trade war ist over......
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Old 21st Jan 2017, 22:11
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Don't tell him your name, Davis!
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 12:06
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Those wanting to use comedy WW2 bits as a parallel to this should reflect on how that confrontation ended. Are they predicting the same parallels and outcome if this matter now degenerates to a 'confrontation of words'?
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 13:10
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And the hard of thinking will conflate any WW2 related humour to an accusation of calling someone a nazi.
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 17:01
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:44
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Boris would have come back from Munich with:


"It's all OK chaps, I've got us an opt-out, no British Jews are going to be gassed."
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 22:20
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Then as the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland he would have achieved exactly what he would have been expected to achieve while at the same time deploring the fate of other nations people.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 13:37
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Every time Corbyn makes himself look a total chump, it is hard to believe that he can do any worse......but wait!




A demonstrably untrue statement straight out of the Trumpian playbook that the Labour leader is currently copying.

Nelson Mandela praised Thatcher’s role in helping to end Apartheid, famously saying:

“She is an enemy of Apartheid. We have much to thank her for.”

Amhed Kathadra, one of Mandela’s closest friends, said Thatcher was instrumental in ending Apartheid:

“Her word did count – I’m sure of it… Mrs Thatcher wasn’t one of our oppressors.”

F W de Klerk said of Thatcher’s contribution to the end of Apartheid:

“She exerted more influence on what happened in South Africa than any other political leader”


https://order-order.com/2017/01/31/c...apartheid-lie/
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 16:02
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The greatest pleasure that comes from every barking utterance from Komrad Jezza is the knowledge that one or two folk will be hanging their heads in shame at the idea this guy is their leader.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 16:49
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And just when you thought they could not be more screwed up

BBC Today listeners hammer 'Remoaner-in-chief' Owen Smith | Politics | News | Express.co.uk

Owen Smith declares his constituents too stupid to understand Brexit and despite them voting Leave he is going to defy them and vote against Art 50.

Long may this kind of thing continue.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 16:51
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The greatest pleasure that comes from every barking utterance from Komrad Jezza is the knowledge that one or two folk will be hanging their heads in shame at the idea this guy is their leader.
There's one in particular I'm trying to get to jump the fence and join my lot (not least because she's good fun, despite currently being Labour). One day ...
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 17:21
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Would be a better move than continuing to support the party in terminal decline.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 17:28
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Unfortunately these sort of things will only make a difference if the constituencies that these MPs represent do actually vote them out, so either the likes of this one has another job, or so confident that they will get back in at the next election that they are just grandstanding to get their names in print, or I suppose they might just be barking.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 18:06
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There are already 7 UKIP MPs in South Wales and it would not surprise me one bit if Smith's seat goes the same way next time there is an election.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 18:20
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Originally Posted by Seldomfitforpurpose View Post
And just when you thought they could not be more screwed up

BBC Today listeners hammer 'Remoaner-in-chief' Owen Smith | Politics | News | Express.co.uk

Owen Smith declares his constituents too stupid to understand Brexit and despite them voting Leave he is going to defy them and vote against Art 50.

Long may this kind of thing continue.

This would be the same Owen Smith who voted in favour of holding a Referendum in the first place.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 20:24
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Classicly Labour, Smith has more faces than a townhall clock.
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 11:05
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There are already 7 UKIP MPs in South Wales
Check again.

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