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Monday, 28 January 2013
Northern 'Bloody' Ireland.
I recently posted a piece about the current Northern Irish riots. Riots perpetrated by the big-wigs at Belfast City Hall, who decided not to fly the national flag, The Union Flag/Jack, other than on 18 days each year.
I quickly removed the piece because I thought maybe I might upset certain Sinn Fein or IRA sympathisers (not that I could really give an effing toss).
The great problem with Northern Ireland is that the majority of its inhabitants wish to remain United Kingdom nationals. Whereas the majority of United Kingdom nationals would be more than happy if they reunited with Éire.
Once we get rid of Scotland, we will be richer, more stable politically, and happier all round. May I suggest that Northern Ireland follows Scotland's example, and considers a similarly liberating move!
A simple union of England and Wales could conquer the world, unless one of Owain Glyndŵr's boys gets uppity.
My dastardly attitude towards Northern Ireland is bound to upset, but I'm fed-up with the whole bloody bunch of them; left, right, catholic, protestant, unionist, or republican. They behave like little children fighting over sweets; and then have the nerve to call it 'the troubles'.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!