Peter Robinson’s speeches

do as i say
While you were off line Mr Robinson made two major speeches
Two speeches in two days! He must be getting ready for his Christmas holiday at his house in Florida,
He’d better watch out – Eric Leigh-Pink is forecasting a hurricane and disastrous floods there!
He seems to have heeded Eric’s warning. Him and his wife Iris are now selling their luxurious Florida holiday home for almost half a million dollars.
What did he say anyway in these two famous speeches?
He says he’s convinced that “a shared and united society in Northern Ireland is the only way forward for all of us”.
He’s right. That’s what the people voted for in the Good Friday Agreement. Unionist parties, Loyalists and Loyal Orders have put very little effort into making these good intentions a reality on the ground. It’s all
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what part no
Haven’t you got the message yet? It’s the
end of the age
for sectarianism and triumphalist Loyalism
end of the line
Very few people believe Mr Robinson. We’re getting mixed messages from him.
Why do you say that? Maybe he’s just saying “Get me
off the hook
His heart isn’t in these speeches.
He certainly hasn’t been leading by example over the past 12 months. Remember all the leaflets the DUP distributed over the Flag issue?
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That started off all the protests.
The DUP support the Twadell Civil Rights camp
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and the Twadell Initiative,
That certainly died an early death
He said our Britishness wasn’t being chipped away
Even though he admitted outsiders might try – and from time to time succeed – in limiting our cultural expression in a specific place or manner
Who are these “outsiders”
He suggested the nationalists
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They’re not outsiders. Nationalists and Republicans are part of the community.
Maybe the Parades Commission?
They’re a legally constituted body
Some government? Perhaps Westminster
house of commons
is putting some pressure on him to toe the British government’s line?
The British, Irish and American governments are all involved in the peace arrangements – They’re not outsiders
Maybe he was referring to Mr Haass. I don’t know but it’s very worrying
Richard Haass will certainly be noting these developments
He needs to realise the “Not an inch” mentality
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is alive and well. About 50% of Unionist MLAs are in the Loyal Orders
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and if the OO don’t get exactly what they want out of the Haass talks –
no restrictions
to do whatever they want, whenever they want, whereever they want . . . .
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There has to be
better alternative
a better alternative to an Orange Order controlled Stormont Assembly. What else did Mr Robinson say?
In the unlikely event that Stormont collapsed there would be an upsurge in paramilitary violence.
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it would leave a void which every malign force would seek to exploit and profit from,” he said
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Paramilitary organisations which are presently contained would be reinforced and bracing themselves for an opening to wage terror”
pipe dream
Threats and fear-mongering.
There’s no reason to suppose that will happen

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can call on British police forces for extra support as they have already done this year and the
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will fully collaborate with them in maintaining law and order.
And if the Stormont Assembly is
because as it stands it’s hardly fit for purpose, a new administration will be set up immediately
Probably interim Joint Sovreignty

With two Secretaries of State

Your chance to win a painting by a sectarian serial killer

While this was going on at the Twadell “Civil rights for Orangemen Camp”

raffle tickets sold here
to fund the Orange Order and PUP-supported Loyalist Twaddell Avenue so-called “Civil Rights” camp,
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for a picture painted in Maghaberry Prison
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and donated by sectarian mass murderer Michael Stone
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According to renowned local art critic
The women’s hair represents the people, the flag represents Twaddell and below is the road we are trying to get up”
Who is Michael Stone?
An Ulster loyalist mass murderer, member of the Ulster Defence Association and the Ulster freedom Fighters (UDA/UFF).
Expelled from school at fifteen and a half with no qualifications Stone joined a “Tartan Gang”

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On 16 November 1984 Stone shot and killed Patrick Brady, a Catholic milkman
In 1985 he attempted to assassinate Robert McAllister, a Sinn Féin activist.
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In November 1985 he killed Kevin McPolin, a joiner
and in 1987 he murdered breadman Dermot Hackett
in his own van.
On 18 March 1988, the funeral was held at Milltown Cemetery, Belfast of Mairéad Farrell, Dan McCann and Seán Savage.
whose right to life the the European Court of Human Rights found the British government guilty of violating on the 27 September 1995. It was the first time the Court had found a violation of Article 2 of the Convention.
Stone killed 3 mourners in the graveyard

RIP Thomas McErlean, 20, married with two children.
RIP John Murray, 26, husband, father of two.
RIP Oglach Kevin Brady, 30.
And injured more than sixty, including a pregnant mother of four, a 72-year-old grandmother and a ten-year-old boy

In 2006 he tried to kill Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness
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in a botched attack at Stormont
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Stone confessed to a series of attempted murders and plots to kill, including a failed bid to assassinate Martin McGuinness
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through the bathroom window during the late eighties.He went to the school
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Mr McGuinness’s children attended but decided against carrying out an attack there.
In 2006 he revealed he had been hired as hitman in the early 1980s to murder Ken Livingstone,
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leader of the Greater London council at the time. He had angered Loyalists by appearing to be sympathetic to republicans.
Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan
Sir Declan Morgan, lord chief justice of Northern Ireland
said: “Stone offered his services as a killer to any loyalist paramilitary group who would use him.

He committed politically motivated multiple murders that were directed against Catholics with the intent to strike fear into the community at large.

To Loyalists, Michael Stone is an idol. An icon. A local super-hero .

Did the leaders of the DUP,UUP,TUV and PUP buy tickets in this raffle?
Is the OO still going to claim that they have nothing to do with murderers and terrorists?

‘Orange Order: The Way Forward’

Well you will be glad to hear that the Orange Order is holding a series of workshops to discuss its future. We’ll be talking about the ‘Orange Order: The Way Forward’.
So the way forward for that Irish Protestant and political society is in doubt, is it?
I’m worried. Our numbers are declining.
Not surprising. Don’t you remember as far back as 2000, one senior figure said that the Orange Order was losing moderate members because it was increasingly dominated by politics, “ignorance and malevolence”.
The problem today is the young folk join the marching bands
instead of the lodges as they are more in tune with the drinking culture and night clubbing.
Who’s invited to these Workshops?
Only members of the Orange Order
and Orange Hall users
Don’t you think it might be wise, given the predicament you‘ve got yourselves into at Twadell for example,
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to listen to opinions from people who aren’t members?
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We’re upscaling our protest there. William Mawhinney of the Orange Order said so and North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds, who was present alongside DUP party colleagues William Humphrey and Nelson McCausland,didn’t disagree.
Who’s organising the Workshops?
The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland and Orange Community Network 
STRIPE project
Isn’t that Peace III funded? Isn’t it supposed to encourage groups to take part in meaningful cross community and cross border activity?
Yes, but a single identity group can be set up to build the self confidence of that community
I see. So the Orange Order lacks confidence!
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What are you going to do in these Workshops?
We’ll be answering strategic questions
Have you got a list? Let me see
I’ll read them out to you and we’ll see how you answer them
up for the challenge
What is the role of the Orange Order?
In what?
political power
It doesn’t say. Society in Northern Ireland?
That’s easy. To manipulate religious hatred as a tool for political agenda
We defend the civil and religious liberties of Protestants
But nobody else’s. You’re surly bullies
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What is the remit of the Orange Order?
To dabble in politics, refuse to endorse political or religious pluralism, and refuse to take responsibility for your role in the recent civil disturbances as well as in past oppression of Catholics.
Don’t be so stupid. All our actions are motivated by a desire for the glory of God, the welfare of man, the honour of our sovereign, and the good of the UK.
Are the internal structures of the Orange Order fit for purpose or effective?
You mean all that self-aggrandizement and self-knighting business?
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Just to make you think you’re special?
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“Is the organisation geared to meet the challenges of the 21st century?
Hardly. You rejected Good Friday Agreement
You reject the Parades Commission
You display an ambiguous relationship with Loyalist paramilitaries and their activities
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You block everything you object to
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When you don’t get what you want, you foment violence
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and your political parties justify that as they have shown with the response to the flag protests and so on .
How could the order be more appealing to aid recruitment?
Allow Roman Catholics to join?
What is the public perception of the Orange Order?
You’re an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting
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brush fires of bigotry in the minds of men
Is there a need to change this?
What do you think? Haven’t your unyielding tactics antagonized a majority of the public?
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What are the main challenges?
Your awful slogans and your weight in Northern Ireland politics
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No surrender

and how do we address these?
Abolish the slogans and get out of politics Very few of you are fit to be MLAs or Councillors. For example, would any of you be willing and able to campaign in Catholic areas?
Where do we go from here?
March into oblivion. On your way stop burning your neighbour’s flag
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and don’t go around parading that you are up to your necks in Fenian blood or that Catholics should go home because the famine is over

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Your answers don’t count because you’re not one of us, you’re one of the other sort

“Twaddell Initiative”

breaking news
You’ll never believe the good news. The Orange Order
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fantasy land
has offered talks with Ardoyne residents to resolve the dispute over the march
The ‘Twaddell Initiative’ promises full and open dialogue with nationalist residents
But only after Orangmen
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complete the last leg of a contentious loyalist march in Ardoyne.
In other words , “you’re not going to talk to ‘Taigs’ unless you finish your march!”
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welcome to ccc
On 12 July, the legal Parades Commission made a decision as is their job.
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They blocked the march along a stretch of road separating loyalist and nationalist communities.
After the march was stopped
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44 police officers were injured during three nights of rioting
For the 2013 parades the Order wouldn’t talk to residents and this parade was banned.
Don’t you remember the Orange Quadrille?

But the Orngeman replied “Too far, too far!” and gave a look askance —
Said he thanked Residents kindly, but he would not join the dance.

In response to the “Twadell Initiative” the Parades Commission said
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to the Unionists and the Orders.It publicly deconstructs how it was first heard of the “Initiative” from the media.
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It dismissed the grounds for a late application, commented on failure to abide by its ruling for the 12th July parade and continued breaches of its determinations.

What brought about this “generous” offer anyway? Hamza Abù?
The autumn’s coming in
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and the Twadell Civil Rights Camp
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is feeling the cold and wants to up sticks?
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No, the Haass talks
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The Orange statement:
We are also conscious that the issue of parades, flags and the past are to be the subject of intensive and ongoing political discussion. We wish to contribute to a positive atmosphere for the Haass talks and assist them to reach a successful conclusion.
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Caught with your pants down eh?
The DUP leader Rt. Hon.
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Peter Robinson MLA said:
The Parades Commission has failed to give due recognition to the dialogue in July this year and in previous years. The commitment and foresight of the offer of dialogue for 2014 is to be welcomed. Now they have the opportunity to do so.
too little too late
The onus is now upon nationalism
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to show leadership and to respond positively to this genuine attempt to reach accommodation. They must face down the elements in their community who wish to drag Northern Ireland back.
The act of sharing a main arterial route for a few minutes would boost community relations in North Belfast significantly and generate a positive atmosphere for the Haass process.”
so what he’s shouting is ” help! help! Get me
off the hook

bullshit detected

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No Pope Here – Never, ever, ever

hands off

Did you see the news? In Stormont assembly the other day Mr Robinson accused Mr Allister of “secretly” selling land to republicans in Co Fermanagh.
Mr Robinson added that it was “particularly sad that a member of the family wanted to buy the land and was turned down because the family decided to sell it to a republican”.
We’ve in a pretty pickle now when a good, upstanding Loyalist Protestant sells land to Catholics.
What are you talking about?
We’ve have always tried to prevent Protestant land and houses being sold to Catholics.


If someone did it the family would be sanctioned by the community
You know, friendly advice and if that didn’t work threats.
Then there were the ‘gatekeeper’ auctioneers. That’s when solicitors and estate agents withdraw land from sale if a buyer of the correct faith is not found.
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Why? Surely the land should be sold to whoever offers the most?
The decision isn’t necessarily that of the man selling the farm. The pressure would come from those around him – fellow Protestants who would pull out all the stops to buy it themselves, rather than let it go to a Roman Catholic
You don’t understand anything. As far back as 1959 a resolution from Portglenone district in County Antrim was tabled at the Orange Order’s Central Committee ,
What did it say?
Any member of the Order who in future sells or in any manner whatsoever disposes of his farm house or other property to a RC [Catholic] should be expelled from the Order’
That soon put Protestants off the idea of seeking to sell our land to the highest bidder:

In fact few families actually sold their land. Many rented it out
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This land is our land and we are culturally the rightful proprietors,
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Catholics are indiginous people in Ireland. Why can’t they buy the land if they can afford it?
I said we had a cultural right. Did you know that as far back as 1938 the Orange Order, developed a ‘Land Fund’ to purchase land for us Protestants. It exists to this day. It was for many years administered from the Orange Order’s headquarters.
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Where did it start?
Fermanagh but it was soon copied elsewhere
Why Fermanagh?
There was a fairly even mix of Catholics and Protestants.The Ulster Land and Property Company distributed an information pack to Orangemen. Its literature says it exists to acquire land and property for the benefit of the Orange institution, and thereby the Protestant people.
But the BBC said the Orange Order has denied any formal links with a company which aims to help its members to buy land because of concerns it could “fall into nationalist hands”.
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The logo on the top of the company’s presentation pack says: “Ulster is being sold – let us buy it“.
So you’re saying there’s an ‘unwritten rule’ among Protestant farmers that they should avoid selling land to Catholics because to do so would be, in Protestant eyes, to cede part of Northern Ireland to the South.
yes of course
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If this is the focus of unionists to score points over one another it is clearly espousing a sectarian agenda,” said Sean Lynch,Sinn Féin MLA for Fermanagh-South Tyrone.
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We don’t want themmuns encroaching into Protestant neighbourhoods.
Look at Belfast. ‘Gusty’ Spence, who re-formed the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
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into the first latter-day Protestant paramilitary in 1966, justified early UVF atrocities, arguing that these were needed to ‘hold the line
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in Protestant areas against Catholic incursion
So you are saying the symbol of ‘losing’ a street to the ‘other side’ fused territory and demography in inner-city Belfast, where Protestant paramilitaries were already active.
yes of course
Have you ever heard of FEAR?
Anybody who ever lived in Northern Ireland knows about fear.
I mean F E A R. Fear Encouraged Abandoning Roots. Arlene Foster is our leader.
FEAR employed a community worker to trace the families who abandoned their homes. And it applied to the European Union for financial assistance in helping families reclaim uncultivated land and restore old farmhouses. Over five years ending in 1999 the EU hopes to spend 1.5 billion ($2.3 billion) in the Irish border region. FEAR wants some of this money to be used to help people return home. Founder Foster argues that “if we could get even some of these people back on their land, it would be worthwhile.”


References and Pics

Click to access 1-Dominant-Ethnicity-demography-and-conflict_revision-Dec2010.pdf
Spoliation Sanctions: The Tide is Turning, Goliath is Smiling

We will not be the generation that fails Ulster –You’re just the generation that fails exams in Ulster

how dare yoiu say
We didn’t use to need qualifications to get a job. One of the family or a friend would just speak for you . Probably the Orange still can, if they would
let me tell you
Clothing and textile companies have closed. The shipyard’s long gone,
but those jobs were ours
Shipbuilding and textiles have declined throughout Europe. New technologies have been developed. The economy is being restructured worldwide.
It’s all due to Sinn Fein and the IRA. They brought in those new Employment Laws to give the Taigs our jobs.
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You still don’t realise that “your” jobs are not there any more – not for you and not for anyone.
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I’ve already shown you there is a significant pattern of lower attainment in all controlled (de facto Protestant) secondary schools
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Did you know that working class Protestant boys said they didn’t do well in school because of on-going sectarianism,
increased levels of racial conflict
and being fearful of paramilitaries.
They haven’t gone away, you know
Young Protestant students  feel
from their communities
They could see the difference between what they were being taught and modern life and the hate-filled reality they lived in.
Then there is the ‘drugs’ culture and the lack of ‘anyone caring’
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if they drifted out of school with mediocre qualifications.
They can get a trade
What if they want something different?
They feel disconnected from the peace process
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So you’re saying we need to stop allowing our children to get worked up over flags and marches
and get them to focus on their education?
yes of course
And how do you expect that to happen?
What if they are not interested in education?
What if they just can’t cope with the demands of GCSEs?
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Tell you tomorrow.
To be cont

Click to access highereducation.pdf

Click to access rb3_2012.pdf.pdf—A-Review-by-Rapture/blog.htm

Open Letter to Dr Haass

Dear Dr Haass
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Welcome back to Northern Ireland!!
I heard you were surprised

to be coming back.You and the US thought NI was all sorted out in the GFA and we all walked off into the sunset
And if NI had ongoing and unsolved problems, they ranked below many other international concerns for you.
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I hope you appreciate the great street party Loyal Peaceful Protestors are planning for you
21st September
20 bands, 5000 participants and 5,ooo supporters!!
Police Federation chairman Terry Spence

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said there was the potential for violence. You may even get the chance to watch firsthand what happens during the summer marching season.
What an eye-opener to real life in Ulster!!

No doubt you have an efficient plan for your ambitious agenda
“dealing with parades, dealing with flags and emblems, dealing with the legacy of the past, discussing the future, the challenge of dealing with the segregated nature of housing, schooling, and the like.


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Mr McGuinness expects you to provide the opportunity to cut the ground from under extreme loyalists and extreme so-called republicans.
I am sure you realize what you are up against

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No surrender

TUV leader Jim Allister said that his party — which is not part of the talks — would ensure there was no “backsliding” on issues such as the Maze peace centre.“Nor, is there room for a unionist community, which has been required to give at every turn, to make further concessions in some trade off to promote ‘the process’.”
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Jamie Bryson has already posted “Richard Haass already calling for “compromise” In one swoop he has shown us the trajectory of these talks.
“Loyalism has compromised enough. No more”
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Mr Robinson:”Richard Haass can’t resolve our problems for us.”
DUP Finance Minister Simon Hamiltonsaid that “working with Sinn Fein itself is not something we want to do naturally” but added: “We are in a forced coalition where we have to work together.
Orange Order Grand Secretary Drew Nelson,
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architect of the Orange Order’s strategy for almost a decade
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wants you to implement OCSE Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly, a parades code drawn up for regulating marches in eastern and southern Europe. OCSE recommend negotiation in cases of controversial parades – which the Orange Order refuses to do in Belfast.
Mr Nelson said that the principles underpinning the substantive document should extend right across Europe. The guidelines state that “It is neither possible nor desirable to draft a single transferable model law that could be adopted by all OSCE participating states”
Our lovely SOS
has already signalled
Downing Street would have concerns over any plans to deal with the past that were costly, left security forces open to undue criticism or involved public inquiries.
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You indicated you will meet your end of 2013 deadline for making recommendations and drawing up a consensus document but you yourself seem to anticipate failure
“I am an independent chair and will come at this with my own best take on things. At the end of the day the British government, the Irish government, the leadership of Northern Ireland itself – individuals and governments are going to have to decide what they are prepared to sign-up to, what they are prepared to support”.
Finally, public approval of NIs system of government and politicians at an all-time low. The rankings for our politicians and the Assembly are shown to be among the worst of any government anywhere in the world
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So why not strike out and
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Propose Interim Joint Sovreignty
And let the two Secretaries of State work it out

Do they knight themselves in a self-knighting ceremony?

Royal Black Preceptory Appear Great Because They Say They Are
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Who are they really?
They pompously call themselves Sovereign Grand Masters.
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Like all bragging, it’s an assault on the audience: “look at me,” they are saying, “I am better than you.”fabulous
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Sovereign means possessing supreme or ultimate power, royal power and status

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So what are we meant to think they appropriating for themselves?
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Grand master, apart from referring to a chess player of the highest class, especially one who has won an international tournament,

means the head of an order of chivalry
The Black institution is NOT LISTED among UK orders of Chivalry. It could be an order of Freemasons.
But it says it isn’t.
It states it “ is totally based on the teachings of Holy Scripture and is committed to the furtherance of the Christian message of the Cross. In adhering firmly to the traditions of the Reformed Christian Faith, no offence is intended to anyone or to any group”.
Non-biblical rituals are used to assign members to one of eleven degrees, each with a different royal colour
The pecking order
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They have Worshipful Masters
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let me tell you
Self-adornment is generally suspect. Are we expected to show reverence and adoration? Or respect their archaic rootss? They only date back 200 odd years, not 1,ooo
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They call themselves Sir Knights
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A knighthood is one of the highest honours an individual in the United Kingdom can achieve. It cannot be bought and carries no military obligations to the Sovereign.
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The Queen (or a member of the Royal Family acting on her behalf) confers knighthood, either at a public Investiture or privately.
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Contrary to popular belief, the words ‘Arise, Sir Knight’ are NOT used.

So do they knight themselves in a self-knighting ceremony?
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Anyone wishing to be admitted to the Royal Black Institution must first become a member of an Orange Order Lodge, and many are members of both like for example Mr Sydney Anderson,
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DUP MLA for Upper Bann who lists among his Unremunerated Interests
Member, Loyal Orange Institution.
Member, Royal Black Institution.
Member, Apprentice Boys, Derry

Or Mr Roy Beggs
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Ulster Unionist MLA for East Antrim who also states he is a member of The Orange Order and the Royal Black Institution. Is it a badge that gets them votes?
How many other MLAs are there in the Royal Black Institution?
Should our government be in the hands of people who live in fantasy-land?
Adult citizens don’t believe in fairy tales.,_decorations,_and_medals_of_the_United_Kingdom

Banning the Orange Order

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Obvious features of Ulster loyalty since the 19th century are contempt for parliament and civil authorities and reliance upon threats and force

1822: The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Marquis Wellesley banned an annual Orange ceremony at the statue of King William of Orange on College Green. The Orange Order created uproar in a Dublin theatre
1823 the Unlawful Oaths Bill banned all oath-bound societies in Ireland, including the Orange Order, which was dissolved and promptly reconstituted.
1825-45 a bill banning unlawful associations compelled the Orangemen once more to dissolve their association.
1850 The Party Processions Act was passed after the Dolly’s Brae fight (1849).
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The Act was against people “in the practice of assembling and marching together in procession in Ireland in a manner calculated to create and perpetuate animosities between different classes of Her Majesty’s Subjects, and to endanger the public peace.”
Like other MPs Sir Robert Peel, Founder of the Police Force (Peelers).
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thought the Act was needed to prevent Catholic and Protestant in-fighting. Interestingly another prominent policeman, Mr Terry Spence,
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Police Federation Chairman, holds the same view in 2013.
1860: The Party Emblems Act was passed after further riots. The Act was “grudgingly” accepted by the Orangemen
William Johnston of Ballykilbeg led a radical Orangemen group in defiance of the act in the 1860s, It was repealed in 1872.
1935 Following riots in May and June
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the Minister of Home Affairs banned all parades, including the 12 July Parade. The Master of the Grand Orange Lodge announced that the Government did not have any right to impose conditions on them
and that they would be marching on the Twelfth.
The ban was lifted. As the 12 July parade was marching homewards, serious clashes took place between Orangemen and Catholics.
Rioting continued until the end of August.
1986 Tom King,
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then Secretary of State, banned the Apprentice Boys Easter Monday Parade.
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His decision was received with anger and resentment from Loyalists, which they directed mostly towards the RUC.
Rioting broke out in Portadown and other parts of the North, police homes were attacked with petrol bombs, and 11 Catholic homes were petrol-bombed in Lisburn.
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Despite the Secretary of State’s ruling, approximately 400 Apprentice Boys attempted to parade through the town centre of Portadown anyway.
The worst rioting was seen at Woodhouse street, the street which leads to Catholic Obins Street. Bricks and breeze blocks were stolen from a nearby building site, and used to attack police.
Approximately 3.000 Loyalists, led by Ian Paisley, assembled in protest at Garvaghy Road and police were attacked there also. Sporadic rioting continued for several days.
2013 Parade Commission bans return leg of Orange Parade
Orangemen and Loyalists riot for days
2013: Police Federation chairman Terry Spence called for all “contentious” parades to be temporarily banned in an effort to ease tension
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Our lovely SOS
said the idea of calling a halt to all contentious parades for six months is not viable.
Hardly surprising, given the history of the Orange response to bans

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Orangemen march on. . . . .

The Orange Order are Serial Bullies

They’ve even got their own song – We are the Bully Boys

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What’s a serial bully?
A repeat offender.
Here are some features of serial bullies.
• holds deep prejudices (eg against other cultures and religious beliefs, foreigners, etc
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is self-opinionated and displays arrogance, audacity, a superior sense of entitlement and sense of invulnerability and untouchability
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is a control freak and has a compulsive need to control everyone and everything you say, do, think and believe;
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displays a compulsive need to criticise whilst simultaneously refusing to value, praise and acknowledge others, their achievements, or their existence
• shows a lack of joined-up thinking with arguments that don’t hold water
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flits from topic to topic so that you come away feeling you’ve never had a proper conversation
• refuses to be specific and never gives a straight answer

is evasive and has a Houdini-like ability to escape accountability
• undermines and destroys anyone who the bully perceives to be an adversary, a potential threat, or who can see through the bully’s mask

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is adept at creating conflict between those who would otherwise collate incriminating information about them
• is quick to discredit and neutralise anyone who can talk knowledgeably about antisocial or sociopathic behaviors
• is also quick to belittle, undermine, denigrate and discredit and may pursue a vindictive vendetta anyone who calls, attempts to call, or might call the bully to account . Is contemptuous of the damage caused to other people and organisations in pursuance of the vendetta

gains gratification from denying people what they are entitled to
no discussion
is highly manipulative, especially of people’s perceptions and emotions (eg guilt)
• poisons peoples’ minds by manipulating their perceptions

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portrays themselves as a wonderful, kind, caring and compassionate person, in contrast to their behaviour and treatment of others; the bully sees nothing wrong with their behavior and chooses to remain oblivious to the discrepancy between how they like to be seen and how they are seen by others
is spiritually dead although may loudly profess some religious belief or affiliation
• is always a taker and never a giver

is convinced of their superiority and has an overbearing belief in their qualities of leadership but cannot distinguish between leadership and bullying
is constantly imposing on others a false reality made up of distortion and fabrication
How many boxes have the Orange Order ticked in the past few weeks alone?