This letter appeared in the Irish News today written from a unionist point-of-view have a read and make up your own minds. “Now For everyone who messaged me when I asked them not to.YOUR PUNISHMENT IS BEING ASKED TOLEAVE MY FACEBOOKACCOUNT IMEDDITLY. I KNOW THE PUNISHMENT SEEMS A LITTLE HARSH BUT ITS FACEBOOK PAGE AND I CAN CHOOSE WHO I WISH TO BE FRIENDS. I HAVE WORKED VERY HARD ON THIS STORY. AND FELL TO SLEEP WHILST WRITING LAST NIGHT. AND TO BE HONEST I DON’T NEED FRIENDS LIKE YOU. SO GOODBYE.
THE DUP ARE NOT WHAT PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE THEY ARE LIERS, CHEATS, ASSOCIATED WITH THE UDA, Red Hand Commando and the UVF. ENGLAND NEED TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE REALLY DEALING WITH THEY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH & DECEATFUL,UNTRUSTWORTHY,AND YOU NEED TO WATCH YOU BACK WITH THEM. DON’T TRUST THEM TO GO INTO GOVERNMENT WITH. THE SECRET DEAL WON’T WORK IN THE NORTH OF IRELAND. BECAUSE SINN FÉIN WILL NOT GO INTO GOVERNMENT WITH THEM. THEY ARE LAYERS. AND WITHOUT A GOVERMENT THEY ARE FU
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SECTARIAN SCOTLAND YOU ARE A SHOWER OF BRAINWASHED NUMPTIES.
I was accused by Sectarian idiots of being an Orange Bastard for going to the Netherlands For Independence Event in April 2017
Yesterday I was accused of being a Fenian Bastard because an Irish band turned up at the Bannockburn Rally. It was a public event I did not invite them.
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THETROOPS prepare for Royal visit as heir to the throne a Prince Charles marks 40 Years as Colonel-in-Chief of the Parachute Regiment.
THE SAME REGIMENT OF THE BRITISH ARMY WHO MURDERED 14 INNOCENT CIVILIANS ON BLOODY SUNDY IN THE NORTH OF IRELAND. THEY WERE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BALLYMURPHY MASSACRE THE VERY NEXT DAY BY THE SAME BRITISH MURDERING UNIT OF BRITISH PARATROOPERS IN WHICH 13 INNOCENT CIVILIANS WERE MURDERED. THIS ONES FOR YOU IRELAND. THEY ARE TAKING THE PISS OUT OF OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. THAT’S WHY THIS STORY WILL HIT IRELAND GMT. BRITISH TIME 4.OOAM. THIS ONES FOR IRELAND FUCK THE BRITISH BASTARDS AND MAKE SURE THIS GETS TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO I MEAN. UPTHEIRA ANOTHER EXCULUSIVE WILL FOLLOW. DON’T WANT TO SAY TO MUCH ON HERE BUT IT INVOLVES LORD MOUNTBATTON, CHARLES UNCLE AND A SECRET TRIP TO THE NORTH ITS 100%. WE HAVE A HIGH RANKING (VERY HIGH) IN THE BRITISH ARMED FORCES PASSING US ON INFO BY PHONE. THEY WON’T KNOW WHAT HIT THEM.
The Prince of Wales will pay a visit to Colchester to Mark 40 years as Colonel-in-Chief of the Parachute Regiment.
His Royal Higness Prince Charles will stop off at Merrville Barracks on Friday, June 23rd, to meet the troops, watch equipment demonstrations and attend a parade.
The Prince of Wales will then visit each battalion in turn to experience the varying aspects of regimental life, from parachuting to vehicles and equipment.
The Prince will also be invited to take a short drive
DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly has been criticised after claiming there was no widespread demand for the removal of UVF flags from a cross-community housing development in Belfast.Paramilitary and other loyalist flags were put up in the Global Crescent and Cantrell Close ‘shared neighbourhoods’ earlier this month.
Two flags have been hung from the majority of lampposts in the area, which is close to Ravenhill Avenue and Woodstock Road.
Global Crescent is a £13m development built by Fold Housing, now known as Radius Housing, as part of the Stormont Executive’s Together Building United Communities (TBUC) strategy.
Ms Little-Pengelly said she visited around 100 homes in the area this week and found mixed views on the flags.
However, Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw last night claimed some residents may not feel “comfortable” speaking to Ms Little-Pengelly, whose candidacy for the South Belfast Westminster seat was endorsed by a UDA-linked magazine as well as the Loyalist Communities Council, which represents the UDA, UVF and Red Hand Commando.
Earlier this week a spokesman for the DUP said it wanted all paramilitary flags removed without referring specifically to those in the shared developments.
Ms Little-Pengelly later claimed that some local people support the flags.
“There were some people who were very supportive of the flags, people who felt very much it was part of the tradition of the local area and the wider area,” she said.
“The majority of people said to me: ‘We understand that the flags have gone up, but we also understand that they will come back down again’.“Really they didn’t want a public fuss around this matter.”The former Stormont junior minister also said “there were some who had concerns around this, who would prefer for the flags not to be there”.“The way I would put this is that it was a much more complex picture than I was imagining,” she told the BBC.
She later tweeted that “I oppose all paramilitaries in our society, that includes paramilitary flags”.
However, Ms Bradshaw said it was “almost beyond belief” that there was no widespread demand for the flags to be removed.
”Emma Little-Pengelly was a special adviser for the DUP when the TBUC programme was created,” she said.
“Therefore, she should know first-hand how a shared neighbourhood works – it should be welcoming to all and intimidating to none.
“To accept flags marking territory is nothing else than being an apologist to those erecting them, particularly as objective surveys show only a small minority of people support the display.”
She added: “I would be surprised if many residents would feel comfortable telling an MP who was publicly endorsed by paramilitaries only a few weeks ago they were intimidated by a flag glorifying one of those same groups.
“Instead they come to Alliance and others, often confidentially, as we realise people want to see positive community relations and good neighbourliness.”
SDLP assembly member Claire Hanna also described the MP’s comments as “outrageous”.
“These flags are designed to intimidate and divide,” she said.
“In the face of intimidation by paramilitary organisations, it’s no surprise that people are frightened of going public with their concerns on the issue.”
One local resident, who did not want to be named, claimed yesterday that authorities were treating the matter in a similar way to how school bullies.
“It’s easier to put up with a few people being harassed than take action against the people perpetrating it,” she said.
“It stinks to the high heavens that we have this lovely peaceful space and lovely new development and there are sectarian power plays.
“It has really lost the inclusive vibe.”
With many thanks to: Irish News for the original story.
DUP pact may see paramilitary killers escape prosecution.
Gadaffi funds to pay compensation to victims of terror.
£2bn additional funding is pledged for NI infrastructure.
THE DUP and Theresa May have agreed a deal which will see paramilitary killers and ex-soldiers escape prosecution.
A beleaguered Mrs May and the DUP are understood to have agreed in principle to place a statute of limitations on historical crimes linked to the Troubles and paramilitaries.
The agreement could see thousands of unsolved murders remaining on the books, with little or no prospect of anyone being brought before the courts. Insiders say the arrangement stops short of an an amnesty but would leave prosecution extremely unlikely. The Sunday World understands the cut-off date could be as recent as 2012, with any Troubles murders, or those carried out by paramilitaries prior to that date, not being investigated.
The DUP and the Conservatives have been locked in negotiations since the Tories squeezed home with a vastly reduced majority in last week’s General Election. Mrs May is now dependent on Arlene Foster’s 10 MPs to prop her creaking administration. There has been much speculation about the DUP’s shopping list as they arrived at No 10 but the Sunday World understands a deal on historic prosecutions is a central plank to the new arrangement. It is also understood the government has agreed compensation for victims of terrorist crime, with the funds drawn from an estimated £9.5 billion in frozen Libyan assets. The UK seized assets from the Colonel Gadaffi regime in 2011, but because of an EU ruling, the government was barred from using it to compensate victims. The DUP has been at the head of a long-running campaign for victims to be compensated with Libyan money because of despot Gadaffi’s support for the IRA. Tons of semtex were shipped from North Africa to be used in terror attacks in the North of Ireland.The UK’s withdrawal from Europe could clear the way for those funds to be accessed.
The government is also examing possible payments to Troubles survivors using recommendations first outlined in the Eames Bradley Report eight years ago. Which proposed all those injured as a result of the conflict receive a one-off payment of £12,000.
It is thought government paymasters are considering a sliding scale pension arrangement, however, the stumbling block could still be the definition of a victim. In the past, the DUP has railed against paramilitaries being placed in the same bracket as civilians who were killed or injured.But it is the prospect of suspected killers escaping prosecution which will cause the most anger.
The DUP and the Tories have been vocal supporters of a campaign to protect former soldiers from prosecution. A number of ex-squaddies are currently facing charges for Troubles killings. Soldiers involved in Bloody Sunday are facing court action and there has been a long-running campaign to bring paratroopers involved in the Ballymurphy Massacre, which left 11 civilians dead in 1971, before the courts.
Sources have told us under the terms of the deal, investigations will not be formally closed and that cases will remain open. But they will not be actively investigated, unless new evidence is brought forward.
High costs and insufficient resources to run multiple historical inquires will be held up as the reason for the move. It leaves the prospect of atrocities such as Loughinisland, La Mon, the Sean Graham bookies massacre and the Enniskillenbomb remainunsolved. Should Mrs Foster and Mrs May agree, it will place a huge question mark over the Gary Haggarty suppergrass trial which has already been put back on a number of occasions and it will almost certainly scupper any prospect of IRA agent Freddie Scappaticci ever appearing in a British court.
The move will infuriate victims groups who have seen years of failed attempts to win justice for their loved ones. It is not clear if there will be any implications for inquests into historical murders, some of which have been adjourned for more than 40 years, but it effectively removes any chances of charges being brought.
Details of the DUP/Tory deal are expected to be released early in the week, with the Queen’s Speech having being rescheduled for Wednsday.
The government is likely to agree to an estimated £2bn in additional funding for infrastructure projects with the transport system, schools and the Health Service top of the list of priorities. On Thursday, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds said there was no deadline for a deal between the DUP and the Conservative Party, despite a date being set for the Queen’s Speech. They are allowing themselves sufficient time to agree the more sensitive elements of the agreement.
But as previously revealed, Mrs May will only sign the cheque once the the DUP go back into a power-sharing executive with Sinn Féin. Critics, including former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, have argued a deal could undermine the Peace Process. The1998 Good Friday Agreement commits the UKandIrish governments to demonstrate “rigorous impartially” intheirdealings with the different political traditions in the North of Ireland.
OnFriday, theDUPswitched their attentionstoDublin, with newly-in-stalled Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Leo Varadkar, holding talks with all the two main parties from the North. Mrs Foster emerged from discussions to call for a “sensible Brexit” that works for the North of Ireland and the Republic. She had previously pressed Mrs May for a soft exit from Europe. She was asked if she expected a deal with the Tories within a week and to be the North of Ireland’s First Minister in a fortnight.
She replied: “It takes two to tango and we’re ready to dance.” She described her meeting with Mr Varadkar as “very useful and pleasant”. “We want to see a Brexit that works for everybody, not just in the North of Ireland from my perspective but in the Republic of Ireland as well, so it is about a sensible Brexit,” she said.
“I know people want to talk about soft Brexit, hard Brexit, all of these things but what we want to see is a sensible Brexit and one that works for everybody.” It was thought they also discussed attempts to restore power-sharing at Stormont. Sinn Féin also met with the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) on Friday afternoon.
The party’s Northern Leader Michelle O’Neill, said they remained “committed to making the institutions work”. ” “We also respect other parties’ mandates, we want to get back to an executive that has all the parties around the table to collectively take decisions,” she said.
Leo Varadkar said he had “two very good meetings with the main parties in the North of Ireland”. “I am encouraged and a little more confident it is going it is going to be possible to re-establish the North of Ireland’s Executive before the deadline of 29th June,” he added.
With many thanks to the: Sunday World for the original story.
Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) was launched on 13th October 2015. With the full backing of the UDA, UVF and Red Hand Commando and was also the group which give it’s full backing to the ten recently elected Unionist DUP Westminster MP’s
A former chairman of the Ulster Unionist Party has resigned from the party and accused it of “political mismanagement and amateurism”.
David Campbell had been a party member for 35 years, and served as former leader David Trimble’s chief of staff.
Mr Campbell is also chairman of the Loyalist Communities Council (LCC).
The organisation became part of a major controversy during the last election after it endorsed some unionist candidates.
The endorsement was rejected by both Robin Swann, the current UUP leader, and his predecessor Mike Nesbitt.
Speaking to the BBC’s Talkback programme, he said the final straws for him were the UUP’s reaction to the LCC’s endorsement of unionist candidates and the “failure to consider a proper electoral pact with the DUP”.
“My personal view is that the party has gone past a tipping point, we did have a period before where we had no MPs before, but we had a strong assembly party,” he said.
“I think the electoral dynamic in Northern Ireland has changed irrevocably following the Sinn Féin success in the pre-emptive assembly election.
“That is pointing to two largely hegemonic parties in respect to nationalist and unionist communities and it is the prime reason that voters flocked to the DUP in this [general] election.”
Mr Campbell said there had been a drift away from traditional Ulster Unionist values, with former leader Mike Nesbitt and others declaring themselves liberal unionists.
“The typical Ulster Unionist voter is a church-goer who would be largely traditional conservative in their outlook and they were being presented with, in some cases, candidates espousing a very different view on serious moral issues,” he said.
“The comfort I take in the electoral decline of the Ulster Unionist Party is that the DUP has moved largely exclusively onto Ulster Unionist policy through their acceptance of the agreement and the subsequent power-sharing arrangements and the drift of Ulster Unionism into the DUP.
“I think in the eyes of the average unionist elector the DUP is largely what the Ulster Unionist Party once was.”
When asked if he thought the DUP was now the only viable party of unionism he said: “Undoubtedly, and that’s clearly [a view] shared by the electorate.”
Ulster Unionist councillor David Browne said he did not agree that the party was finished.
“I do believe that the party has changed drastically from the party I joined around 35 years ago and I do agree with some of the comments he made around the previous leadership,” he said.
“Robin Swann is only in the job and in fairness to him I though he’s done a reasonably good job.”
Our returning proconsul is a Theresa May clone from the same robot factory as her, programmed to mouth meaningless mantra.
Everything changed – except the players.
THE Ulster Political Research Group (UPRG) has commented for the first time on its controversial election endorsement of DUP candidates.
The political wing of the UDA urged loyalists to vote for Emma ‘Little’ Pengelly and Nigel Dodds in South and North Belfast, both marginal constituencies with large working-class loyalist areas.
Mr Dodds went on to hold off the challenge of Sinn Féin to retain his seat, while Mrs ‘Little’ Pengelly ousted the SDLP’s Alasdair McDonnell – both on increased turnouts.
The DUP was challenged in the days before the election to state whether it accepted the endorsements, which came in the same week that a breakaway faction of the UDA was linked to the murder of Colin Horner (35) in a supermarket car park in Bangor. The party saw its vote rise in traditionally loyalist areas across the the North of Ireland, including in Lagan Valley where Jeffrey Donaldson increased his share accorss the constituency by almost 12 per cent.
A spokesman for the South Belfast UPRG said the high turnout was in part because of “anger at Sinn Féin’s actions”, with the party’s respect agenda not perceived as genuine.
“Unionism was angry and that was the main motivation to vote, especially when it came to the DUP – I know of many UUP voters who instead voted for Jeffrefy Donaldson,” he said.
“We have seen improvement in voting turnout for the last three years but it’s slow and could be a lot better “UPRG has been pushing many locals to register and get out to vote and this has worked to an extent. “South Belfast was different, as there was such a rise in the turnout that it helped deliver a unionist MP which was the main reason for such a sea change.”
In Loyalist Sandy Row in South Belfast, turnout was an unprecedented 70 per cent. The UPRG said the area’s two main DUP representatives, Ms ‘Little’ Pengelly and Christopher Stamford, had built relationships in a community that previously viewed politations out of touch.
The spokesman denied that Social Investment Fund money to loyalist areas had ‘bought’ votes, claiming the endosment of Ms Pengelly “was done so out the urgency for the unionist community to have someone sit on the benches at Westminister and work for them, help deliver investment and improve their day to day quality of life”.
“The media furore over the UPRG endosment of Emma and the subsequent LCD [Loyalist Communities Council] statement which endorsed Tom Elliott, Gavin Robinson and Nigel Dodds was uncalled for and perhaps the community saw this as yet another proverbial kick in the teeth so it motivated them further,” he said. With many thanks to: Allison Morris, Security Correspondent, The Irish News for the original story.