Brexit, Culloden, Scotland and Ireland

The Brexit Clock is ticking in an ever downward spiral for the UK as it contends with M.Barnier’s team of highly prepared professional EU negotiators.

The British PM is off on yet another walking holiday (in the EU!!!), after dumping loads of unwelcome legislation on a Parliament that was busy packing up for its holidays.

Westminster will only re-convene for a short time in September before junketing off  for another month or so to indulge in  a series of Party Conferences.

PM Theresa May   allegedly  left a message she was refusing to meet with Ms Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister

Presumably she’s still talking directly to  Carwyn Jones (as Wales voted leave). . ..

And to bought and paid for Arlene Foster

She’ll probably say

Lets never mind Catholics, Nationalists, Republicans and Anyone Else who voted remain in Northern Ireland”

To both Scotland and Ireland her message is:

Risultati immagini per we don't care, you don't count

 

So if that ultimate insult to Scotland’s First Minister  really happened  . . .it’s time for a little concert .

Time to get back to our roots.

Time to remember our shared history in Scotland and Ireland

We have been here before – apparent defeat in the face of British  aggression

Query: What is Brexit but an act of aggression against Scotland and Northern Ireland  (which voted against it) and against our gallant allies in Europe?  

Comment: Such a passel of knaves in a nation!!!

Here are two Irish songs written at the time of Culloden.

Recommendations: Skip the background info and words if you want.

Just listen to the songs to appreciate their emotional appeal!!

The first, MO GHILLE MEAR was written by the eighteenth-century poet Seán Clárach Mac Dómhnaill,

Mo Ghille Mear is a traditional allegorical song – similar to the Gaelic poetic form of the Aisling – in which the poet speaks as Ireland and laments the departure of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie).

As is customary, the poetic text portrays the land in decline in his absence. The drum used in this recording is the Irish single-headed frame drum, the bodhrán.This version is sung by the choir of University College Dublin (UCD)

IRISH

Curfá ’Sé mo laoch mo ghille mear ’Sé mo Shaesar, ghille mear,

Ní fhuaras féin aon tsuan ná séan, Ó chuaigh i gcéin mo ghille mear.

Bímse buan ar buairt gach ló, Ag caoi go crua is ag tuar na ndeor Mar scaoileadh uaim an buachaill beo

Is ná ríomhtar tuairisc uaidh, mo bhrón.

Curfá

Ní haoibhinn cuach ba suairc ar neoin Táid fíorchoin uasal ar uaithne sport

Táid saoite suaite i mbuairt ’s i mbrón Ó scaoileadh uaim an buachaill beo Curfá Is cosúil é le hAonghus Óg, Le Lughaidh Mac Chéin na mbéimeann mór, Le Cú Raoi, ardmhac Dáire an óir, Taoiseach Éireann tréan ar tóir.

Curfá

Le Conall Cearnach bhearnadh poirt, Le Fearghas fiúntach fionn Mac Róigh Le Conchubhar cáidhmhac Náis na nós, Taoiseach aoibhinn Chraoibhe an cheoil.

Curfá

ENGLISH

Chorus My dashing darling is my hero My dashing darling is my Caesar I have had neither sleep nor good fortune Since my dashing darling went far away

I am perpetually worried every day Wailing heavily and shedding tears Since my lively boy was released from me

And there is no word of him, alas

Chorus

The pleasure of the cheerful cuckoo at noon is gone

The affable nobility are not bothered with sport

The learned and the cultured are worried and sad Since the lively lad was taken from me

Chorus

He is like Young Aonghus Like Lughaidh Mac Chéin of the great blows Like Cú Raoi, great son of Dáire of the gold Leader of Éire strong in pursuit Chorus

Like Conall Cearnach who breached defences

Like worthy fair haired Feargas Mac Róigh

Like Conchubhar venerable son of Nás of the tradition

The pleasant chieftain of the musical [Fenian] Branch Chorus

 

Our next song is better  known.

Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile  is also  associated with the  cause of Scottish Independence  as it dates  to the 1745-46 Jacobite Rising. It calls the warriors back home in retreat to fight another day.

It became very popular in early 20th century Ireland as Padraig Pearse, one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, changed the words to suit the circumstances.

It was a recurring motif in Ken Loach’s 2006  film “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”  which was set during the Irish War of Independence and Civil war (1919–1923).

IRISH  -‘Sé do bheatha, a bhean ba léanmhar,
Do b’ é ár gcreach thú bheith i ngéibheann,
Do dhúiche bhreá i seilbh méirleach,
Is tú díolta leis na Gallaibh.

Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile,
Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile,
Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile
Anois ar theacht an tsamhraidh.

Tá Gráinne Mhaol ag teacht thar sáile,
Óglaigh armtha léi mar gharda,
Gaeil iad féin is ní Frainc ná Spáinnigh,
Is cuirfidh siad ruaig ar Ghallaibh.

Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile, (x3)
Anois ar theacht an tsamhraidh.

A bhuí le Rí na bhFeart go bhfeiceam,
Mura mbeam beo ina dhiaidh ach seachtain,
Gráinne Mhaol agus míle gaiscíoch,
Ag fógairt fáin ar Ghallaibh.

Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile, (x3)
Anois ar theacht an tsamhraidh.

ENGLISH: – Welcome oh woman who was so afflicted,

It was our ruin that you were in bondage,
Our fine land in the possession of thieves…
And you sold to the foreigners!

Oh-ro You’re welcome home,
Oh-ro You’re welcome home,
Oh-ro You’re welcome home…
Now that summer’s coming!

Gráinne O’Malley is coming over the sea,
Armed warriors along with her as her guard,
They are Gaels, not French nor Spanish…
And they will rout the foreigners!

Oh-ro You’re welcome home (x3)
Now that summer’s coming!

May it please the King of Miracles that we might see,
Although we may live for a week once after,
Gráinne Mhaol and a thousand warriors…
Dispersing the foreigners!

Oh-ro You’re welcome home (x3)
Now that summer’s coming!

 

 

Remember: This is who we are and who we come from!

 

REFS

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/meeting-with-the-tea-boy/

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/22/uk-brexit-negotiators-powered-by-hope-little-else

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/21/eu-and-britain-fail-to-reach-agreement-on-half-of-issues-in-brexit-talks

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mail/20160722/281582354983748

True Story: Heart–to-heart with Miss GFA Northern Ireland

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A break-up coming? Will she give him his walking papers? Show him the door?

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“C’mon and sit down here, beside me pet,

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Miss Unionist GFA Northern Ireland

Miss GFA Ulster
We need to have a word. It’s about this upcoming election of yours”.

“I know you’ve already got

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your frock for the big Results night.
But I hope you’re not thinking of bringing

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Lyal Arders as your Significant Other, are you?”

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Your relationship with Lyal Arders just isn’t working.

Personally I don’t know what you ever saw in him. I know he’s your brother,

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Irish  Jack Bull’s  best friend – they’ve been very close for a long, long time, well before you were even born
But that’s no reason for you to keep on with him.

Just look at the way he dresses.

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He’s far too old for you with his old-time 1690 mentality and morality
You can’t even manage to pass your driving test because you’re constantly looking over your shoulder at him

https://eurofree3.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/miss-gfa-northern-ireland-fails-driving-test/

He has his obsessions.

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You can’t do anything about them love, can you?

You’ll not stop him marching around, forcing his way into places where’s he’s not wanted, will you?

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He’s beyond your help – over 4,000 marches a year I heard at the last count.

That works out at over 10 times a day. If that’s not obsessive behaviour I don’t know what is.

See a psychiatrist, he should.

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He’s a big bruiser and he doesn’t care about you.

He’s always piggy-backing on to your Unionist parties, taking over your Assembly on the sly, promoting his own agenda. You’ve no idea who your real friends are because you don’t know if people support him or you
You’re not clever enough to sort them Taigs  out ” he says.

He’s more trouble than he’s worth, pet.

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I know you’ve got a joint credit card because things were getting tight, austerity wasn’t it? Yet the word’s out he’s busy helping  to squander your money on some bird-brained heating scheme called Cash for Ash

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Lyal Arders and his mates voted for BREXIT!  didn’t they?

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when you  want to stay in Europe. You want to keep adding EU funds into your bank account.And why wouldn’t you?
They want to squander your money on Nukes, Palaces, Heating Schemes, Aircraft carriers, Trains to nowhere, New airports .

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All the while you’re running about skint. No money for the dentists or the doctors. Hardly enough for your hairdresser and make-up. The road’s  that bad outside your house,  anyone would be afraid to step out let alone drive along it!

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It’s not good enough, love

He’s now running about with the vicar’s daughter, that geography teacher

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who wangled her way into that top level managerial position. She’s fallen out with all your neighbours and is busy flirting with some fat,  tanned businessman from the golf club. But Lyal Arders doesn’t care – Oh no, he thinks he’s so important to  both of them. He’s got fingers in pies in Scotland

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where the golf man’s family comes from.

I’m telling you,love, he’s past it, he’s bad for you.

Lyal Arders won’t change.

I know you gave Lyal Arders one more chance back in 2013 when that lovely American counsellor Mr Haas was around trying to help you. I even showed you a letter about Lyal Arders

https://eurofree3.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/open-letter-to-dr-haass/

but you paid no attention.

Lyal Arders has drained your confidence

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Your Unionist supporters can hardly stand on their own two feet without him. He keeps telling them they can’t cope without him.

It’s time to dump him, petal. Say goodbye to

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Orangemen and their  Lyal Arders

The stress is killing you.

Look at the weight of voters you’ve lost.
Have a word with him and get it sorted.

Tell Lyall Arders to form his own party, write his own manifesto, propose candidates and canvass voters to elect him.
That’s what people do in democratic societies, isn’t it?
Let him stand under his own colours and then you’ll see how many people really support him

And you’ll see the type of person you can be without him constantly dragging you back into  re-living his fantasy of

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Comments and Queries:

A gigantic Conflict of Interest is no longer acceptable in Northern Ireland.

It derives from Loyal Orders piggy-backing into power on Unionist parties .
Unionist voters do not know what they are voting for – party policy or Loyal Order policy?
Or are the two inextricably linked, never to be separated out, for as long as Stormont exists?

Will breaking the connection between the Loyal Orders and Unionist parties be one of Sinn Fein’s demands in the up-coming post-election negotiations? Shouldn’t it be?

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Why don’t Unionist parties  promote only the political reasons for supporting the Union, only candidates who are not members of Loyal Orders and canvass for votes accordingly?

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If the Loyal Orders want to exert political power, let them form their own party and stand their candidates under their own colours! They would have 2 things to offer their voters: support for the Union + their own particular anti-Catholic views and sectarian way of life.

Let’s all see if that’s still a winning  combination!

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And whether the Orange State  will live on!!

Because it does live on at this present moment in time,

hiding in full sight as it’s nested within Unionist parties.

Pics

https://pairedlife.com/breakups/Ten-sure-ways-to-overcome-love-failure

http://photosales.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/media/3X0OylYaQ0aMMKA1Z5uGPQ..a

http://www.yowzers.com/viewitem.php?productid=737

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britain-12000-miles-potholes-awaiting-6779360

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-living/wellbeing/a25866/how-to-overcome-low-self-esteem/

https://www.toonpool.com/cartoons/The%20new%20nanny_273538

https://seachranaidhe1.wordpress.com/tag/glasgow-branch-of-the-ku-klux-klan/

America First, Right?

But who’s coming second?

European countries are already making their bids for second place! 

Videos out from Switzerland (douze points)

 

 and The Netherlands 

 

 

Armenia is setting its sights high – it wants to be an Alternative First

 

And Malta is making its voice heard

 

Always patriotic, France sub-titled her video

 

 

But the strongest contender has to be Russia

Where’s Ireland’s bid for second place?

It’s not these speeches by Enda, is it?

 

Irlande, nul points!