Monday, 25 January 2010

Northern Ireland

So Gordon McDoom has travelled to Northern Ireland to solve the problem of their power sharing arrangements. Here we go again and Gordon is the last person who should poke his nose into their internal affairs.

During my military career I spent some considerable time in the middle of this centuries old dispute. The Irish have this wonderful talent to charm but behind this facade they have a culture that we will never understand. Their history, their culture, their very being is linked to a kind of apartheid. Frankly it is not the wish of the public but it is the wish of their politicians who have always held sway.

They traded on this apartheid and it will continue. To get involved is madness. Let them sort it out because that is what they want.

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