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Comments Off on Gerrymandering 15 July 2018

Far be it for me to condone those who threw explosive devices onto former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adam’s driveway shortly after his grandchildren were playing on it. Terrorists really are the lowest of the low. Terrorists just like the one he used to be, perhaps?

We are talking pots and kettles here. I had friends who lived in Northern Ireland during the “troubles” and recall only too vividly what they had to go through on a daily basis. Before almost every journey, including the school runs, they would have to check under their cars with mirror-lights to ensure a bomb had not been planted underneath. This was the big stuff. Small stuff, like random threats and attacks, were part of the normal day.

We were hardly immune in England. The Birmingham pub bombings, the attempted murder of the Tory cabinet in Brighton, the bomb planted outside of Dixons on Park Street Bristol in 1974 which, if I had been 10 minutes later on my way to Tiffany’s ‘heavy night’ could have taken me out, too. But now this stuff is happening to Adams.

“I would appeal for calm,” says Adams. “These attacks are the desperate acts of increasingly desperate and irrelevant groups.” Oh right. Thanks for that. Presumably, then, the IRA attacks were nothing of the kind and all the people murdered by the provos did not, somehow, encourage him to appeal for calm when it was ‘only’ non IRA supporters getting killed.

Cowards, the lot of them. The terrorist successors to Adams back to Adams himself. They didn’t give a toss when it was innocent English folk who were being blown to bits but it’s oh so different now, right?

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