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 […]

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Blinkered Eye of the Newt

I would agree with Newton Emerson’s header that “We need [an] ombudsman who’s prepared to bite” (Thursday 8th September 2011) and that includes telling victims’ families their claims can in no way be substantiated. Nevertheless, with regards to the McGurk’s Bar Massacre campaign, I find his copy flippant at best and grossly misleading at worst. […]