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Mr. McGuinness? I think not. February 7, 2010

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics, Northern Ireland, The Left.
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The sage of the tribes writes in today’s Sunday Independent, (hat tip to Ciarán)

Twenty years ago, that was a revolutionary speech. And it did not fall on deaf ears. The Irish Times reported one: “The retiring president of the Workers’ Party, Mr Tomas Mac Giolla, was given a parting accolade yesterday by Mr Ken McGuinness, the Official Unionist MP for Fermanagh-South Tyrone.

“Mr McGuinness said that in his summary of the Protestant principles of private conscience, rebellion against Rome, and industriousness, coupled with his appeal in his final speech to the ard fheis for Protestants to use these truths to ‘confront hypocrisy’ in Ireland, Mr Mac Giolla ‘has been keeping the good wine to the last’.”

Tomas Mac Giolla did two states some service.

And in time historians will acknowledge it.

Now in fairness… sort of… he’s repeating a quote from the Irish Times, but given that he has eaten out on his links with unionism, he might think that it’s…er…not… Ken McGuinness.

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1. Jim Monaghan - February 7, 2010

“Mac Giolla did two states some service.

And in time historians will acknowledge it. ”

This to me sums him up.

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Seán Ó Tuama - February 8, 2010

Me too!!!

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2. CL - February 8, 2010

“Mac Giolla did two states some service.”..
Given the nature of the state in capitalist society this is hardly praise for a leader of a workers’ party.

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WorldbyStorm - February 8, 2010

Hmmmm… well, I’d put it this way… given the circumstances he did pretty well. And given the source of the ‘compliment’…

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3. Tomboktu - February 8, 2010

For the Senator to get it wrong is one thing, but does the paper not use subeditors any more? Or is the sage’s writing exempt from even minor, face-saving corrections?

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WorldbyStorm - February 8, 2010

It is mad, isn’t it? Absolutely no attention to detail.

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