Prosecute the killers?

I  was on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Talkback’ programme yesterday along with my good friend Brian Feeney.  Brian continues to act as faithful family retainer to the owners of the VO, in which he airs his views every Wednesday.  We were on ‘Talkback’ to discuss whether the British soldiers found guilty of shooting dead fourteen innocent […]

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First joy, then questions

I was among those in Guildhall Square in Derry yesterday afternoon and it was indeed a joyous occasion – the very sunshine seemed to join in the happy mood. First we watched David Cameron  on the big screen, saying he was ‘sorry’ for what had happened and that the actions of the Parachute regiment were ‘unjustified […]

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First joy, then questions

I was among those in Guildhall Square in Derry yesterday afternoon and it was indeed a joyous occasion – the very sunshine seemed to join in the happy mood. First we watched David Cameron  on the big screen, saying he was ‘sorry’ for what had happened and that the actions of the Parachute regiment were ‘unjustified […]

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Being there

I’m going to Derry today although I’m not sure why. There’ll be thousands of people there, so it’s not as if my presence would be missed. At these things I usually get a lousy view, my feet hurt and  a round-trip of 150 miles is less of a thrill than it once was. But I […]

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Being there

I’m going to Derry today although I’m not sure why. There’ll be thousands of people there, so it’s not as if my presence would be missed. At these things I usually get a lousy view, my feet hurt and  a round-trip of 150 miles is less of a thrill than it once was. But I […]

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Yesteryear and tomorrow

Have you heard about the satirical Israeli video, where the  Gaza supply ship people are portrayed as terrorists pretending to be peace people? It seems the Israeli government energetically promoted it, sending it to key people throughout the world before saying, ooops, we shouldn’t have done that, it’s not an official Israeli video,  oh gosh,  […]

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Yesteryear and tomorrow

Have you heard about the satirical Israeli video, where the  Gaza supply ship people are portrayed as terrorists pretending to be peace people? It seems the Israeli government energetically promoted it, sending it to key people throughout the world before saying, ooops, we shouldn’t have done that, it’s not an official Israeli video,  oh gosh,  […]

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Our boys

Who can blame him? When you’re in a hole at home, you naturally want to divert public attention abroad. So David Cameron, faced with the kind of cuts that would have made even Maggie Thatcher wince, has declared his intention to double the allowance of British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s also made sounds […]

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Our boys

Who can blame him? When you’re in a hole at home, you naturally want to divert public attention abroad. So David Cameron, faced with the kind of cuts that would have made even Maggie Thatcher wince, has declared his intention to double the allowance of British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s also made sounds […]

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Abortion ads on TV? You know it makes sense

I spent Sunday last in the bowels of the BBC,  ‘helping’ them with a pilot TV programme which I think is to be called ‘Sunday Morning Live’ and is to replace ‘The Big Question’ hosted by Nicky Campbell (I’d no idea there was a programme called ‘The Big Question’ before Sunday, or that the insufferable […]

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