Friday 2 October 2009

Ritchie torpedoes McCausland

Nelson McCausland's blatantly anti-GAA stunt – threatening to withhold funding for any club named after dead IRA men – has been holed beneath the water and may now be sinking fast.

And the torpedo that caused the damage to Admiral Nelson? None other than Margaret Ritchie of the SDLP, McCausland's fellow minister in the Executive.

Ritchie's department has just announced that it is has 'part-funded a "garden of reflection" in Bangor in which loyalist paramilitaries are honoured'. 'Three black stones bear the names of a paramilitary group and the names of paramilitaries killed in the Troubles'.

"Local community worker Mark Gordon said he appreciated some people may have concerns but the garden was open to everyone.

"One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter," he said."

Perhaps Mark Gordon should have a word with fellow-loyalist McCausland?

If McCausland's anti-GAA stunt was ever intended to actually come into force, it was likely to be challenged legally by the GAA or some of its legally-minded members. Thanks to Ritchie they won't have to look very far to find a precedent that will seriously embarrass McCausland.

18 comments:

Watcher said...

Did McCausland support the erection of The Loyalist memorial garden?

Anonymous said...

lol at watcher. Does he oppose it?

paul said...

anne watcher,

Robert Emmet 1803 said...

I see the british soldiers arrived back today in Antrim after killing as many Afghans as they probably could in Afghanistan.
Lets hope they are safe now !
The sight of those british soldiers parading in Antrim was nauseating.I bet they didnt do those parades in Helmand province.

Will they never ever learn ?

But their days of occupation in Afghanistan are surely numbered ,as in the 6 counties of our country.

Watcher said...

Maybe in Afghanistan, but not in British Ulster...

Anonymous said...

Where's this British Ulster you keep talking about. Of the 9 counties Unionists only have a majority in 2. Yeath British Ulster indeed.

Watcher said...

British Ulster is the six Ulster counties controlled by Britain. Simple.

"Our Day Will Come" has no legal reality old boy. It's just a slogan mouthed by spastics...

Anonymous said...

No it's not simple is it. I take you mean N. Ireland. I assume you don't call Britain British Britain now do you?

As Homer Simpson correctly put it, you can't say N. Irish without using the word Irish.

Watcher said...

OK. UK Ulster then - if you prefer...

Homer Simpson - yes, about your level...

bangordub said...

Andy Mc,Cann comments:
1. "Our Day Will Come" has no legal reality old boy. It's just a slogan mouthed by spastics...
2. Homer Simpson - yes, about your level..

Anyone care to comment?
Actually probably better not to
Speaks for itself really, sad

Anonymous said...

""Our Day Will Come" has no legal reality old boy. It's just a slogan mouthed by spastics..."


It's reality alright. Growth in the Catholic population will ultimately end in some form of unification.

Even your friends the Israel's know this is a ticking time bomb for them unless they come to an agreement with the Palestinians.

Great song yesterday, Go West. Interesting choice, I would have thought somebody with your beliefs would not like a song by two gays.

Since David likes to post Beatles songs, can you find out when he is going to post Paul McCarthey's "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" or John Lennon's "The Luck of the Irish"?

Cheers

Anonymous said...

""Our Day Will Come" has no legal reality old boy. It's just a slogan mouthed by spastics..."


It's reality alright. Growth in the Catholic population will ultimately end in some form of unification.

Even your friends the Israel's know this is a ticking time bomb for them unless they come to an agreement with the Palestinians.

Great song yesterday, Go West. Interesting choice, I would have thought somebody with your beliefs would not like a song by two gays.

Since David likes to post Beatles songs, can you find out when he is going to post Paul McCarthey's "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" or John Lennon's "The Luck of the Irish"?

Cheers

Watcher said...

Anonymous said:

"It's reality alright. Growth in the Catholic population will ultimately end in some form of unification."

You don't read opinion polls do you?

"Even your friends the Israel's know this is a ticking time bomb for them unless they come to an agreement with the Palestinians."

I sympathise with both The Israelis and The Palestinians - indeed anyone in any conflict that does not directly concern me. You seem to have got the wrong type of 'Unionist' dear boy...

"Great song yesterday, Go West. Interesting choice, I would have thought somebody with your beliefs would not like a song by two gays."

Eh?

"Since David likes to post Beatles songs, can you find out when he is going to post Paul McCarthey's "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" or John Lennon's "The Luck of the Irish"?"

Eh? The Beatles? A bunch of drug abusers - no wonder they wrote such 'far out' lyrics, daddyoh...

Anonymous said...

Watcher, lol do you really think we don't know who you are Andy?

Anonymous said...

haha, Andy was the guy who was caught out as being from leeds right?

Watcher said...

What's wrong with being from Leeds?

Anonymous said...

Why are you so obsessed with northern irish politics if it doesnt concern you.

Watcher said...

It does concern me. Perhaps you're a bit confused about who I am?