December 20, 2012

BBC Northern Ireland: Spotlight

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I recently had the weird experience of being sandwiched between Gerry Kelly of Sinn Fein and Jim Allister of the Traditional Unionist Voice. Don’t ask!

Ahead of my seasonal visit to Belfast this week and amid the furore over the Union Jack, here’s a funny reminder of how history and geography can be battered and abused and then simply ignored to suit your arguments, which are themselves essentially based on that very history and geography.


  1. Adam Byrne

    I don’t believe in ‘celebrating’ any national days or saluting any flag, no matter where they are raised.

    They are all divisive and just ways of separating people, not bringing them together. Ban the lot of them, look forward not back and move on.

    Have a great Christmas with your family David, whatever side of the false border you are on.

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