It is believed that this photo was posted on the flute bands Facebook page. It was taken down only to reappear online.

LOYALIST band give prize to very young teenager in KU KLUX KLAN (KKK) uniform. The Lanarkshire Loyalist Flute Band celebrated “Hallowen/Culture party on Saturday – at premises belonging to the local council.

The photograph above from the event shows an unidentified man in white robes and a pointed hood complete with the KKK’s symbol on the chest.

A picture from the Flute Band's Facebook page clearly shows that the photo of the man in the KKK robes (A Master) was taken at the same event.

He is being presented with a plaque from a woman, also unidentified, under the caption’ ” Craigneuk Imperial Ladies Flute Band”, from North Lanarkshire.

A third photo shows the same stage, poppies banner and flag in the background.

Orange bands’ historic link to Glasgow Klan

A HIGH profile Scottish loyalist who took part in Twelfth marches in Belfast in the 1930s, went on to start a branch of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in Glasgow. Billy Fullerton led a notorious gang, the Brighton Boys, whose signature tune was The Billy Boys an infamous sectarian song which was associated with the

He's a little mixed-up

Orange Order and Rangers Football Club. The song which includes the line: we’re up to our knees in Fenian blood”, was banned from football grounds by the Scottish government in 2011.

Born in Brighton area of Glasgow, Fullerton formed the Brighton Billy Boys, an anti-Catholic gang from Bridgeton Cross, in 1924. At its height, the gang had 800 members.

Christian Flautists Ouside St. Patrick's.

According to reports, Fullerton led the Brighton Purple and Crown Flute Band which marched during the Twelfth in Belfast in the 1930s.

When the Billy Boys went into decline in the late 1930s, Billy Fullerton joined Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists and went on to start a Glasgow branch of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Orange Order claims it shows members wearing white Ku Klux Klan clothing in a "deliberate demonisation" of its cultural heritage.

With many thanks to: The Irish News. For the story above.

“I suppose the Orange Order and the Loyal Order’s with their history going back to 1690 forgot to mention that little bit of history with the KKK”!

Joe McWilliams the artist who died last month.



Irish News cartoonist Ian Knox, a long-standing friend of artist Joe McWilliams who died last month, gives his views on the controversy.

Brighton Purple and Crown Flute Band 1930s.

What a shame Joe couldn’t hang around long enough to enjoy the effect his great Christian Flutists had on his chosen target.
I can only look on with envy. It’s bizarre too that the Orange and TUV targets should rise in such a predictably brain-dead manner to the bait. A little checking by those protectors of public space, who love to live in the past (1690), would have shown the Orange marching bands have clearly documented links to the setting up of the first British section of the Ku Kux Klan back in Glasgow in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

A member of the mordern day loyalist UVF showing his true colours - his forefathers would be very proud of him.

The culprit was notorious black shirt strike-breaker and drummer in the Brighton Purple and Crown Orange marching Band. Billy Fullerton. Fullerton, rather than William of Orange, was a frequent Twelfth visitor to Belfast and the “Billy” of the notorious Brighton Boys who terrorised Catholics, Jews, Trade Unionists and any foreign nationals unfortunate to end up in the sectarian cauldron of 1930s Glasgow.

“I honestly don’t see the difference between 1930s Orange Order and that of 2015 they are still bigots who hate a Catholic about the place”

With many thanks to: The Irish News. For the story above.

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TUV calls for painting depicting ‘Orangemen as KKK members’ to be removed from RUA exhibition –

Famine Song played outside St. Patricks Church, by Young Conway Volunteers.
A close up of 'christian flautits outside St. Patricks' by Joe McWilliams from RUA (Royal Ulster Academy of Arts).

UVF - Loyalist dressed as a member of KKK

With many thanks to: Belfast Telegraph. For the origional story.

Check out the video for yourself and you come up with your own conclusions:

Unionist anger as Apprentice Boys parade hit with church music ban

UNIONISTS have reacted angrily to a Parades Commision ruling banning Apprentice Boys from playing music past a Catholic church during a band parade this Saturday.


Up to 500 people and three bands are expected to take part in the annual rememberance parade past St Patrick’s Church on Saturady. Bands taking part have been ordered not to play music between the junction of Donegall Lane and Donegall Street and the juncition of Carrick Hill and 18 Clifton Street. The disputed parade will leave Donegall Pass in South Belfast before moving to the city centre. From there it will travel along Royal Avenue to Donegall Street on to Clifton Street before making its way to the Shankill area via Denmark Street. R10606171_593606130671618_623725160208456350_nesidents have been given permission to stage a protest at a car park opposite St Patrick’s and between Trinity Street and 18 Clifton Street during the parade. Carrick Hill Concerned Residents Group spokesman Frank Dempsey questioned the need for the parade to pass a ntionalist district. TUV representive David Hollis however slammed the Parades Commission ruling. “There has never been any trouble in relation to this respectful parade in the past,” he said. “Yet the so-called residents group has decided to manufacture an issue around the march. “It seems that the protestes are so ignorant of their history that they do not release that without the sacrifice of two world wars they wouldn’t even have the civil liberty to protest.”

With many respects to: Connla Young, The Irish News.

Camp Twatdell eviction bid

Ardoyne resident takes High Court case

PAPERS are to be lodged in the High Court today in an attempt to force the Housing Executive to take action against loyalist protesters illegally occupying land in North Belfast.


Loyalist squatters have occupied the Twatdell Avenue site since Orangemen were banned from walking past nationalist homes in the area in the summer of last year. Protesters claim they have maintained a 24-hours-a-day vigil (what a load of bullshit), picture above, in a small caravan on the public land. Policing ‘Camp Twatdell’ and almost daily protest parades has cost around £1 million a month. Despite the site having Housing Executive permission for 15 residential properties and a three-storey office building, the Housing Executive has taken no action against the illegal occupiers. There have been no offers for the site, which is on the market for £150,000. Senior political figures have called for the protest to end. The Ardoyne dispute is the focus of a government appointed panel of inquiry as well as inter-party talks at Stormont due to start this week. The High Court action is being taken by an Ardoyne resident who has been granted legal aid. 10425087_282823831888906_7787743733373463992_nSolicitor Michael Brentnall said his client “instructed that we initiate judicial reveiw proceedings against the North of Ireland Housing Executive in regard to its permitting of the illegal occuption of Housing Executive land at Woodvale Road”. “The basis of the proceedings lie in the fact that the Housing Executive has facilitated the long-term nuisance and illegality emanating from the land, which is directly affecting our client and has subsequently breached our client’s rights.” Dee Fennell of the Geater Ardoyne Resident’t ‘ Collective (GARC) said the group “commened any resident’s actiion that opposeses “Camp Twatdell”. “Unionist politicians need to be up front as to whether they support criminality such as Camp Twatdell and the sectarian intimidation that comes along with it,” he said. The Housing Excutive confirmed that those occupying the land do not have its “authorisation, consent or permission”. “The entering into the land was not and is not lawful. The Housing Executive has not consented to the occupation,” a spokesman said. “Following discussions with the PSNI, the Housing Executive has refrained from taking action to remove protesters from its lands to date in the hope that the situation can be resolved without any civil disorder.”

With many thanks to: Connla Young, The Irish News.

Residents to oppose North Belfast parade

Greater Ardoyne Residents Collective (GARC), which is bitterly opposed to loyalist parades through the nationalist district, have not been invited to take part in these meetings.

NATIONALISTS residents in North Belfast say they will oppose a planned Orange Order parade through the district next month.


Sources within the Orange Order last night said planned talks ahead of the June 7 parade form part of a final push to do a deal in North Belfast. Organisers say the paspokesma involve two bands, the Pride of Ardoyne and North Belfast Young Loyalists, as well as 140 participants. Tensions have been high since the Parades Commission banned members of the Orange Order from passing nationalist homes in Ardoyne on July 12 last year. Since then order members and supporters including members of the DUP have held illigal almost daily protests in the district while an illegal protest camp sprung up on nearby ground (Camp Twaddell). It has been reported that talks between some groups involved in the ongoing parades dispute in North Belfast are due to take place this weekend although it was unclear last night if they will go ahead. The talks are part of an initiative “facilitated” by Catholic Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown and Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor Alan Abernethy.

It is understood that two meetings have so far taken place but the initiative was shelved ahead of last week’s local and European elections. Nationalist politicians including North Belfast SDLP assembly member Alban Maginness and Shame Fein’s Gerry (the mouth) Kelly have attended the meetings along with Shame Fein alligned residents’ group Crumlin and Ardoyne Residents’ Association (CARA).1535421_437641133029268_1809653018_n Members of the DUP, PUP and representatives of Orange lodges have also attended them. Greater Ardoyne Residents Collective (GARC), which is bitterly opposed to Orange and loyalist parades through the nationalist district, were not invited or involved in the meetings. Spokesman Dee Fennell last night said he was “disappointed” that his group has been excluded. “I have a long standing personal relationship with Donal McKeown and it would have been easy for him to get in touch with me,” he said. Mr Fennell also revealed his group has written to the Orange Order, Apprentice Boys and Royal Black Intitution to seek direct talks. He added that any initiative that does not involve his group “does not have the support of Ardoyne residents” and that any loyal order parade past nationalist homes in Ardoyne will be opposed. Last night CARA spokesman Joe Marley said his group will meet the Parades Commission today. The meeting comes amid growing concern that the Orange Order has been given privite “assurances” by the Parades Commission that it will be allowed to pass through the area.

“We will be outlining our position with a degree of vigour,” he said. “This is the fifth morning (parade) application and nothing has changed from July last year that would warrant any change,” he said. Sources within the Orange Order said the organisation remains “committed” to finding a resolution.” Bishop of Connor Alan Abernethy confirmed the joint church initiative: “I can confirm bishop Donal McKeown and I have facilitated talks and we continue to be involved.” A spokeswoman for the Parades Commission confirmed it has received notice of the June 7 parade.

With many thanks to: Connla Young, The Irish News, for the origional story.


A NATIONALIST residents’ group has warned that an ongoing parade dispute in North Belfast could result in a “long, hot, and volatile summer.”


Greater Ardindependent nts’ Collective (GARC), confirmed on Friday night it will not hold a protest as members of the Apprentice Boys march through the district on Easter Monday. The band has been restricted to playing hymns on a section of the route at Ardoyne.  Spokesman Dee Fennell said the decision was taken in order not to draw attention away from a similar parade past St Patrick’s Catholic Church on the same morning. There was controversy this week after it emerged that nationalist residents opposed to the parade were banned from standing in front of the Donegall Street church by the Parades Commission. After initially refusing to reveiw the decision, it was subsequently overturned by the commission. St Patrick’s has been a scene of strife since Shankill Road based Young Conway Volunteers Flute Band was filmed walking in circles outside it while playing the sectarian Famine Song on 12 July 2012. Tensions in Ardoyne have been high since the Orange Order was banned from marching past nationalist homes last July. Mr Fennell, who is an independant local election candidate, said loyalist parades through his district are “totally unacceptable to the vast majority of the people of this area.” “This determination by the Parades Commission, an incoming commission, does not bode well for a peaceful summer,” he said. “The consistent theme of commission determinations since its inception has been to acquiesce to the three pronged attacks on this community by loyal orders, political unionism and loyalist paramilitaries.” The GARC spokesman also condemned determinations issued by the Parades Commission in relation to St Patrick’s branding them “nothing short of disgraceful.” He revealed that his group have decided not to hold a protest on Monday in “order that the media focus remains solely” on St Patrick’s parishioners and nearby Carrick Hill but added some members will be present to “monitor and note any breaches of the Parades Commission determination”. Mr Fennell claimed the “radical approach and strategy of GARC” in recent years has “effectively brought an end to evening parades” through Ardoyne. He also warned that a more “radical approach” will now be taken towards loyal order morning parades taking place through the district. “The actions of the Parades Commission, RUC/PSNI and the loyal orders in the months ahead could lead to a long, hot, and volatile summer for all of us,” he warned. Another nationalist group alligened to $hame £ein, Crumlin and Ardoyne Residents’ Association (CARA), has been given permission to hold a small protest as the parade passes through the nationalist district on Monday. They have raised concerns about the band taking part in the parade. Meanwhile, Carrick Hill residents have met with Bishop of Down and Connor, Dr Noel Treanor and administrator of St Patrick’s, Fr Micheal Sheehan. The meeting took place in a community centre in the Carrick Hill district and residents’ spokesman Frank Dempsey described it as “friendly.” “We had a frank and open conversation and the bishop’s veiw has not changed,” he said. “Respect is the key to this and it’s only through respect and dialogue that all this will be resolved.”

With many thanks to: Connla Young, The Irish News, (for the origional story).

Frazer completes ‘charity bed push’ without a bed !

LOYALIST (half wit) flags protester Willie Frazer completed his ‘charity bed push’ yesterday – without a bed. The victims’ campaigner was joined by about 20 people as they walked through North Belfast.

Willie Frazer is a dick

Mr Frazer plans to hold illegal parades without notifying the Parades Commission. He says he has been left with no choice. The 53-year-old, who faces charges in relation to flag protests, wanted to raise funds for victims to travel to Libya as part of a legal case over the former regime’s support for the IRA. However, the commission noted that no street collection permit had been applied for by the organiser and it would therefore be illegal for money to be collected along the route. The commission banned the walk from passing Ardoyne. Instead it stopped at Hesketh Road. Police attended to ensure that the event obeyed the ruling. Mr Frazer said the bed push had been turned into a political event by the commission. “It was an opportunity for them to deal with a charity event in the right way but they didn’t do that and that’s why we didn’t bring the bed – we’ll do that when we do our walk properly,” he said. “Their mindset is that if you’re a Protestant and you have a cause, they will defy you. “We’re not going to give any more pre-warnings. There’s no point. We’re just going to turn up in places where it will be controversial.