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So I Googled - Denis Bradley: Pacifism is the alternative to IRA violence but few believe in it.

Oddly an early hit was a website named CapX ... I can't explain this hostile environment as it seems a door was opened to the Ulster world of Trump 😡

Why do Northern Ireland's nationalists now think there was 'no alternative' to the IRA?
By Owen Polley

Most voters like moderation - that's why politicians often try to portray their opponents as 'radicals'. We often take radicals to be those who don't embrace institutionalised groupthink. But what if the real moderates are those who seek to backtrack from political excess?

Real moderates recognise that the greatest threat to Britain is the status quo
By Mark Brolin

Not that most policy differences between Mr Sunak and Ms Truss are easily distinguishable. But rightly or wrongly, Liz Truss has come across as more willing to rock the boat. This is arguably the key reason she now appears to outdistance her last rival. It must be bittersweet for Mr Johnson that the establishment forces that did him in look set to fail in their ambition to reconquer Downing Street by crowning one of their own. But this is precisely why democracy is so powerful. At the end of the day, voters tend to smell a rat when an establishment strays out of line.

The influential southern Irish journalist, Fintan O'Toole, recently wrote an excoriating condemnation of the claim by the party's northern leader, Michelle O'Neill, that there was `no alternative' to IRA violence.



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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 2nd, 2022 at 05:21:28 PM EST
Real moderates recognise that the greatest threat to Britain is the status quo

So Sinn Fein and the SNP are the real moderates?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Sep 2nd, 2022 at 06:49:44 PM EST
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Odd - I'm not a subscriber...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Sep 3rd, 2022 at 03:34:20 PM EST
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