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Colin Wallace SLAMS Abuse Inquiry

So you think you live in a society that would never condone state cover-up of child rape and its use as a honey-pot for paedo-informants? Wrong. Colin Wallace slams the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry in a hard-hitting rebuttal and asks a few difficult questions – download. #Kincora: HIA report on former boys home condemned by ex-Army officer, […]

Colin Wallace Statement on HIA and Kincora

Statement issued by Colin Wallace following the publication of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry Report. Although I initially offered to give evidence to the Inquiry, I later decided not to, mainly on the grounds that the Government repeatedly refused to give it the same legal powers as the corresponding Inquiry in London. I believe that […]

Easter Lily on the Bus

Overheard on the bus. Seriously. “Have you got your Easter Lily yet?” “Nah. Not yet.” *pause* “You know why it’s shaped like a fanny, don’t you?” *pause* “What?” “The Easter Lily badge. You know why it’s shaped like a fanny?” “Shaped like a fanny? What are you talking about?” “It’s shaped like a vagina.” *pause* “What-ta […]

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New Lodge 6: Assassination

New Lodge 6 Massacre The New Lodge 6 Massacre on 3rd February 1973 began with the assassination of two teenagers outside Lynch’s Bar at the top of the New Lodge Road in what seemed to be a random sectarian drive-by shooting. Secret British files, published here for the first time, provide evidence of assassination by state […]

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Secret Government Files – Protecting National Security or Hiding National Shame

Spotlight NI tonight (8th December 2015) investigates whether secret government files are hidden because of British national security or shame regarding Britain’s dirty war in the north of Ireland. The investigation features brave families whose loved ones were killed during the conflict, but whose stories have been covered up by the state for generations. They include the […]

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Politics, the Whore of English Language

The British media has outdone itself in its ongoing prostitution of the English language as the word “independent” rarely rings as hollow… unless, of course, the British government is involved. The British government has commissioned “an independent assessment of paramilitary organisations in Northern Ireland”, reports the BBC. The British government has announced “the creation of […]

In Memoriam: Rifleman Robert Arthurs

What wonders he saw in the hours before he was killed. What horrors too. Rifleman Robert Arthurs of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles died one hundred years ago today fighting at the Battle of Neuve-Chapelle. Robert is my great-great uncle. I woke up thinking about him in that weary no-man’s land of […]

The “Dangers” of Reading The Irish News

British soldiers faced many dangers here and reading the local Irish News was one of them it seems.   Warmongering is a grave business but names like Colonel Maurice Tugwell and Brigadier Marston Tickell still make me giggle as if they were set adrift here by Captain Pugwash. Yes, puerile, I know, and these particular […]