Loyalists in Belfast missing a trick.?

(241 Posts)
Stoneinwelly Wed 09-Jan-13 20:21:02

Watching the news on the rioting in N.I. Aibu in thinking the loyalists could turn the whole flag raising and lowering business to their advantage?
Nobody really notices a flag up everyday iykwim but one hoisted for special occasions would get more attention. They could get the bugle out ,like Ypres,
and have a cake and pictures for really special days like Earl of Essex' B.D.

Monty27 Thu 10-Jan-13 01:16:35

The famine?

bureni Thu 10-Jan-13 01:18:44

Monty 27, Ireland is Irish much in the same way that Scotland is Scottish and England is english, it is no different to Britain which has borders just like Ireland

KobayashiMaru Thu 10-Jan-13 01:20:10

They don't. Only the ones with Irish backgrounds. (about 12% of the population if you're interested).

And that would be because so many Irish people were starved out of their own country while their food was shipped to Britain and their families starved in ditches.

Ontesterhooks Thu 10-Jan-13 01:20:49

I think maybe people don't realise that the flag is not just the issue but the last straw iyswim, seeing ira terrorists in government , having marches banned for no good reason, having a play park named after a terrorist (can uou imagine suggesting a memorial to the 7/7 bombers in London or a park in New York named for the twin towers terrorists !)
IMHO the flag is the straw that broke the camels back and while I am happy for designated days I am pissed of that it was handled so badly and the decision taken right before Christmas - someone republicans behind the scenes knew exactly what would happen and pulled the strings accordingly !

bureni Thu 10-Jan-13 01:21:01

Monty 27 , there were more Scottish people displaced than Irish during the famine which was a European famine not just an Irish famine like the history books (biased) like to record.

Monty27 Thu 10-Jan-13 01:22:00

So you don't believe in Scotland and Wales being different countries? As with NI it belongs to that Island of Ireland.

confused

KobayashiMaru Thu 10-Jan-13 01:22:08

Rubbish. Thats absolute nonsense. Did any other country lose half its population? No. hmm

KobayashiMaru Thu 10-Jan-13 01:23:16

"seeing IRA terrorists in government" What do you only want your own terrorists in government? Doesn't seem fair.

bureni Thu 10-Jan-13 01:24:21

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AllYoursBabooshka Thu 10-Jan-13 01:27:45

The European famine happened in the fourteenth century. confused

KobayashiMaru Thu 10-Jan-13 01:28:13

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bureni Thu 10-Jan-13 01:30:41

Kobaya, can you name any terrorists in government , because I can name ALL the convicted IRA terrorists including the IRA terrorists that hold office after bombing Manchester, the same people who oppose the union flag but are on the British tax payers pay roll. So name names if you want or you can?

KobayashiMaru Thu 10-Jan-13 01:32:19

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bureni Thu 10-Jan-13 01:34:11

allyourbooks, try to get up to speed, there was more than one ffs.

bureni Thu 10-Jan-13 01:36:19

I am not from Dublin nor did i celebrate their terrorist victory so I have no need to apologise to anyone.

AllYoursBabooshka Thu 10-Jan-13 01:38:33

Your post is still incorrect regardless.

Why are you getting so wound up?

KobayashiMaru Thu 10-Jan-13 01:39:48

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squoosh Thu 10-Jan-13 01:41:54

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bureni Thu 10-Jan-13 01:43:09

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bureni Thu 10-Jan-13 01:46:19

Biogtry lol, you must be having a laugh. I never took the flag down

KobayashiMaru Thu 10-Jan-13 01:46:39

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sashh Thu 10-Jan-13 01:47:08

Do you think that people in mainland Britain would tolerate the removal of the union flag but have to tolerate the flag of another country taking preference, I do not think so.

Honestly

We don't care.

I live in a very multicultural area, lots of the shops display flags of other countries, more to indicate what they sell than anything else.

So the Indian grocer has a Polish flag so that Polish people know they can buy Polish food there.

When there is an international football tornament flags are everywher, most are the England flag but not all,

AllYoursBabooshka Thu 10-Jan-13 01:48:29

<sighs>

This always happens in these types of discussions.

I hope you can let go of all that hate bureni, most of us have moved on.

squoosh Thu 10-Jan-13 01:48:39

I'm still awaiting your sources re the Famine. In your own good time dear.

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