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26-06-2018, 21:53   #166
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Nobody in the south cares about Protestantism,Catholicism,religion,loyalism or nationalism, we have normal every day things to worry about, it will be a welcome relief for all the people of the north east of this island when they realise this upon unification
Judging from this thread your statement is on wobbly ground, and this thread is typical of many a pub conversation about our northern brethren.
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Any links to that? I think he already has two years in Scotland's police force so he has that anyway.

I'm sure his contract precludes any payoff or pensions contributions if he leaves before his tenure/contract is up.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-30315184.html

The father-of-four from Bangor was the only officer in the PSNI eligible to apply for the post after the Policing Board, which is the PSNI's oversight body, opted to retain the controversial criterion which required all candidates to have served at senior command level outside Northern Ireland.

Any links to what postion(s) he held in Scotland? Any links to those contract details?
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Nobody in the south cares about Protestantism,Catholicism,religion,loyalism or nationalism, we have normal every day things to worry about, it will be a welcome relief for all the people of the north east of this island when they realise this upon unification
This exactly. I'm a Catholic with Protestant family members and let me tell you there's zero difference. The Northern examples on here who talk about their own kind as "prods" are something not seen in normal society.
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26-06-2018, 21:55   #169
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Judging from this thread your statement is on wobbly ground, and this thread is typical of many a pub conversation about our northern brethren.
From you mainly....

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Well, I watched that and the only really bit of sense was spoken by Seamus Mallon - make haste slowly! All the old bull showing a handful of Prods doing Irish dancing gives me the heebie-jeebies and is truly cringeworthy.
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He's not too far wrong, I met him in the local orange hall, he's brilliant on the flute playing the sash during band practice and in his spare time attends Mason meetings along with myself and all the senior DUP members as we plot on a way to make the South Protestant.
Nobody in the south cares about Protestantism,Catholicism,religion,loyalism or nationalism, we have normal every day things to worry about, it will be a welcome relief for all the people of the north east of this island when they realise this upon unification
With respect this thread is proof that some people can't seem to let it go. Why are some against this appointment? His Orange membership should not be a reason against it.
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Why would it be highlighted in the piece if it's inconsequential? As regards moving into this century - no thanks - hell will freeze over before I embrace the Irish language/the GAA/SF etc. Thanks for the advice though.
Crikey Man..ye need'nt worry on that score...apart from Sporty types,there's feic all embracin of the rest around the provinces....Modern Irish folks are more concerned about the availability of flights to their dacha's in Spain or other European spots....

Many may feel a certain sadness at it,but reality points to a modern Ireland that has effectively,NO historical baggage.

Much of this is connected to the long and close relationship which the Church of Rome enjoyed with "Nationalism".

One of the unintended consequences of our "New"..."Enlightened" and "Modern" attitude to the Catholic Church is that the historical ....mmmm ?...Non Religious...? elements of Irish Catholicism now count for little,as they slide away in the memories of the 20 somethings of 1979....now often battling the ravages of dementia,alzheimers and the rest.

Time,marches on
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With respect this thread is proof that some people can't seem to let it go. Why are some against this appointment? His Orange membership should not be a reason against it.
Nice try. Given his views on the order I think that's unlikely.
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Oh dear, obviously written by somebody too young to remember the Troubles? The vast majority down south supported them - Lol - sure they did, as the IRA threatened to bring down civil war on the whole populace down here and routinely shot members of our police force, kidnapped people and ran kangaroo courts. A wonderful bunch altogether.
When did the IRA threaten to bring down civil war on the republic? Don't be ridiculous. They were fighting from being cowed by a brutal and unyielding sectarian establishment. It all kicked off with the civil rights movement and the violent response of the Unionists to that. There's plenty of evidence of the RUC battering peaceful catholic protestors in the archives. You're trying to revise history pal. Go back to school.

If anything it was the UK who agitated for spreading the conflict south with the Monaghan and Dublin bombings. You might want to look up the arms crisis or the hunger strikes and see the public reaction in the south to that. Certainly didn't do haughey any harm. But I expect you won't since you're a troll and nothing more.
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The father-of-four from Bangor was the only officer in the PSNI eligible to apply for the post after the Policing Board, which is the PSNI's oversight body, opted to retain the controversial criterion which required all candidates to have served at senior command level outside Northern Ireland.

Any links to what postion(s) he held in Scotland? Any links to those contract details?
https://www.psni.police.uk/inside-ps...e-Drew-Harris/ Fifth pargraph down. Take it as you will. I'm just quoting here.
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Nobody in the south cares about Protestantism,Catholicism,religion,loyalism or nationalism, we have normal every day things to worry about, it will be a welcome relief for all the people of the north east of this island when they realise this upon unification
This exactly. I'm a Catholic with Protestant family members and let me tell you there's zero difference. The Northern examples on here who talk about their own kind as "prods" are something not seen in normal society.
It's a forum for entertainment purposes, in reality most people don't talk about these issues in everyday life and I certainly have never heard such political talk when I'm with Catholics married into my own family, it's just a bit of fun.
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The anti British sentiment is just below the surface all the time. Why is that, have we not moved on with GFA and all that.

Jeeeeesus it is painful now. Move on or forever be a fossil.
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Not high enough up. Hamilton was the only officer in 2014 with the correct qualifications.
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Well given he's from the north he can't be blamed for anything that went on in the past in Ireland. The last thing we want is another 'sack the commissioner' debacle. Not that I know much about him he does seem to be someone of some considerable experience and ability. I give him 6 months.
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hell will freeze over before I embrace the Irish language/the GAA/SF etc.

Ah here, punish yourself a little more for being Irish..........


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It was 21% in another poll who want a United Ireland last month. Maybe he just got appointed because he is highly experienced and great at his job. I do find it funny though how some think it is some grand conspiracy for unification. :cheerful:
Yes, you`re correct, it was 21% of a face to face survey. Some on line survey which you could`nt trust came up with 42%

Also 47% of the NI population consider themselves UK citizens

UI is a long way off
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