The Irish people have been humiliated by the European troika. In the 26 counties 4.5m people have been asked to repay £64b of Banking debt. Not the Irish people’s debt – but banks. Water charges, hospital closures, food banks and evictions are par for the course.
Click on link above to listen to Q Radio interview. All links in green can be clicked to contributing pieces.
“For anyone to leave an EXPLOSIVE DEVICE on one of the main roads in and out of the town is sheer recklessness and shows absolute disregard for the residents of this town and passers-by.”
Sensational stuff. I would have assumed that most people took an ‘EXPLOSIVE DEVICE’ to mean a bomb. Oliver repeats his sensationalist claims for the BBC under the headline
even the Peterborough Telegraph reprinted Oliver’s deceit –
Despite the flummoxed attempts by Oliver to reel in the wilful and irresponsible deceit in his radio interview yesterday the explosive claims are still on his party website –
“Nobody said their was a bomb. There was a bomb component part was ah apparently found.”
The MLA’s abrupt and complete reversal of attitude, opinion and position is to be welcomed after being challenged. The question now must be posed, What is Sinn Fein & the sdlp hoping to gain from defacing the reputation of the people of the Glens? Why have reports all over Ireland and further afield claim there is bombs in the Glens of Antrim.No bomb or explosive device existed in the Glens last weekend.
The responsibility for peddling of these ‘whoppers’ rests first and foremost with the PSNI and the security agents of the British State. Given the back catalogue of collusion, use of agent provocateurs , misuse of the justice system, denial of inquiries, internment, shoot to kill and countless other punitive measures – it is not difficult to evidence the point that actions like those in Cushendun have more in common with British state operations than any threat from proud Republicans in the Glens.
P.S. No evidence backed up the MLA’s radio interview claims nor did the personal claims made against myself. As an aside, I was elected to serve the Glens Ward of Moyle in 2007. In 2011 I was elected to the Ballycastle Ward of Moyle and in 2014 I was elected to serve the combined wards of Ballycastle, The Glens and Loughgiel.
No support exists in Ballycastle or the Glens of Antrim for violence. No bomb was discovered in Cushendun despite widespread media coverage to the contrary. SF the sdlp and the psni need to get off the community’s back in Ballycastle and the Glens.
- Why won’t police say what was discovered?
- Why all the ‘cloak & dagger’?
- Why is local constitutional nationalists attempting to frighten and criminalise the community in the Glens of Antrim?
- Why are politicans reporting a bomb find in Cushendun yet no evidence of a bomb ever existed?
DESPERATE SF/SDLP using ‘dissident bogeyman’ to remove attention from their commitments to Tory Welfare
What sf & the sdlp failed to learn from last year’s incident in Ballycastle was no bomb existed there either. In March of 2015, A vulnerable gentleman within the community told police he was going to leave a device at the police station in Ballycastle. A hoax operation, manipulated for widespread media coverage all over Ireland, reported ‘a viable explosive device’ in Ballycastle. Two army bomb disposal teams and a controlled explosion helped add to the theatrics.
Every politician within Nationalism locally attempted to paint the picture that we had ‘evil dissident bogeymen’ within our midst in the Glens. After investigating, the PSNI Press Office relented and admitted the bomb was a half bottle of petrol lying in the middle of a concrete yard. What purpose did the reporting serve? More importantly, what damage was inflicted on the reputation of the people of Ballycastle and the Glens? Last weekend’s ‘discovery in Cushendun was likewise.
The combination of MI5/PSNI attempts at manipulation of our media coupled to ‘willing lemmings’ in sf/sdlp ensures the truth is the first casualty. Tory controlled constitutional nationalism must abstain from making cheap political capital on the backs of the local community in the Glens of Antrim.
No violent Republicanism exists in the Glens of Antrim but rising opposition to the Executive’s pro Tory austerity agenda is beginning to evidence itself. The incidents attempting to highlight the former seem like an attempt to obscure the later. -Cllr Padraig McShane
Glens Independent Councillor Padraig McShane says he believes Transport NI will make the correct decision in relation to attempts to have an abandonment order placed on a stretch of the Carrickmore Road.
Speaking this week before a meeting between Transport NI, objectors and the applicant for the abandonment order, Councillor McShane said;
“No reasonable grounds exist for the public body to walk away from this important stretch of highway.
“It serves a very important purpose and has done for many decades, indeed a few centuries. Give the archeological, historical and geological significance of the area it shall continue to do so for many more to come.
“Its importance to the local community alongside visitors to the area as a quiet and picturesque retreat and its ease of access for vehicular traffic for those with disabilities to enjoy the location, are also important considerations when making a decision on any notions of abandonment of a public road.
“While not wishing to preempt any outcomes, common sense would indicate a public body will not forgo the public interest on this application”.
On the same morning another lorry load of aid leaves Ballycastle and the Glens for Calais, Greece and beyond to support fellow human beings in plight, those who would join in the fight for humanity had to endure a racist attack on their church premises in Coleraine
Refugees making their way across Europe from Syria, escaping the West’s brutal intervention in the internal affairs of another Nation State, are the upwardly mobile, third level educated, young, articulate, intelligent and like anyone in a similar situation, are desperate to survive.
On the other hand, those who placed graffiti on the walls of the Salvation Army centre on the Ballycastle Road, Coleraine, are a lot further down the evolutionary tree. They have a supremacist ideology carved from generations of anti-catholic sectarianism. It is no surprise to see a mural to UDA TEENAGER William Campbell shadowing the latest Racist graffiti along the banks of the Bann. 19 year old Campbell blew himself up while in the process of attempting to kill catholics in the Coleraine area.
The UDA, who sponsored the placing of the disgusting graffiti on the Church property, enjoyed links to like minded far right groups including COMBAT 18, the National Front and more recently, Britain First.
Coleraine has had a chapter of the National Front since the 70’s. It has been allowed to grow and flourish among the poorly educated, loyalist communities that senior Unionist politicians court for votes. It is that link that allows much of the hate to be airbrushed and is the chief reason why the Loyalist tail can be seen wagging the Unionist dog.
The local media’s manufactured horror that accompanies the imminent collapse of Stormont assumes that is strong and forward thinking with inbuilt protections for minorities. Stormont is based on a sectarian head count and has never been found wanting when it comes to ineptitude. Paralysis in anything remotely close to progression and lack of accountability are the corner stones. Some examples for the former include Irish language act, academic selection, anti-poverty strategy while the latter can be summed up in Red Sky, members office expenses, hate speech against minorities and £1 land deals. Both are neither exclusive or exhaustive lists……. If Stormont collapses 11 Batustans will not replace the titular powers doled out by Stormont. The squabble camps have different strands yet comparable powers to Stormont. (Extremely little) The Tories will implement their will without the need to do so indirectly though its political creche in Belfast.
In the Causeway Coast & Glens the local conclave has already implemented several far reaching and important policies. Several members now want to be addressed as Aldermen! Goes with the Borough Status they bestowed upon themselves. Essentially what that means, you tip your hat a little lower to these enlightened individuals. Equality is now guaranteed with everyone now allowed to have a Union Flag flown from any lamp post they piss upon. And of course, the British Army are to be held in honor most high with special programs being implemented to ensure no ridicule is bestowed upon them and they receive favorable treatment from any publicly funded body in the new Borough.
Finally in CC&Gs attempts are being made to hang political representatives for the wearing of the green. Whoopeeeeeeeee
The common denominator in the refugee crisis. America has economic or military interests in each country producing massive numbers of displaced populations. Psychotic Britain has been steadfastly at its side with similar private multi-national business interests. The first plane into Benghazi Libya following the city’s liberation (not my choice of word) was a military craft loaded not with humanitarian supplies but Executives of BP AMMACO and Royal Dutch Shell to secure four percent of the worlds crude oil owned by Libya. The BBC and media throughout informed it was a NATO humanitarian intervention. How’s that working out?
Meanwhile George Osbourne just used the death of a Syrian child on a beech in Turkey to his advantage quickly launching into producing the sound bites for more war. He wants to kill them before they leave Syria so as not to upset people in Europe.
No one will be surprised when I say I’m not falling over myself about ‘devo minimum’ Stormont. Nor will they be surprised at my lack of enthusiasm for Europe’s Leinster House. But Enda Kenny is a joke comparable with the vast majority of the islands media when he plays politics on the back of one man’s death yet remained invisible while the UDA murdered, bombed intimidated and beat individuals in North Antrim and East Derry. The defence will be Sinn Fein are in government therefore it’s different. But while Sf are in Stormont it is the British government who own and run Stormont. Another uncomfortable fact, they have owned, run and maintain the UDA. Not a word Enda.
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