MEMO to David Cameron’s agent: If your man is going to have any more unscheduled chats with members of the Press, best not to do it when Dave is wearing his running gear. Not a great look for the chick-chick-chicken who bottled Brexit. David Cameron admits he regrets Brexit chaos sparked by his referendum - but still insists he was right to call vote Interrupting his morning jog, our former Prime Minister gave his longest comments yet on the 2016 EU referendum since he deserted his post the morning after the result came in. It was the usual forgettable Cameron waffle, hoping MPs “can come together to find an alternative partnership agreement” with the EU and blah blah blah. What will stick in the mind is the image of Cameron scuttling away after the small talk as fast as his little Old Etonian legs would take him. It reminded the country Cameron is the biggest coward ever to grace British politics. You can say what you like about Theresa May. That most of her … [Read more...] about David Cameron is a headless chicken who legged it after Brexit — which shows how lucky we are to have Theresa May as PM
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Two months into the first IRA ceasefire in 1994, Downing Street considered offering the IRA a weapons amnesty, declassified documents reveal. The plan would have allowed the IRA to hand over guns and explosives without any questions being asked. In what was a period of significant movement in the emerging peace process, it was proposed by the Prime Minister’s office that John Major would make the announcement during a visit to Belfast.During an important speech, Mr Major announced that if the IRA kept its ceasefire then the Government was ready to enter the first exploratory talks with Sinn Fein by the end of that year and also announced that the Home Secretary was lifting the orders which excluded Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness from Great Britain.But a draft of the October 21 speech to the Institute of Directors in Belfast shows that Downing Street initially intended to include an even bigger announcement.Files declassified at the Public Record Office in Belfast under the … [Read more...] about Declassified Files: Downing Street was prepared to give IRA a weapons amnesty in 1994
Newry bonfire mocks IRA murder of father of William Frazer BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A republican internment bonfire in Newry features materials mocking the IRA murder of the father of victims' campaigner William Frazer. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/newry-bonfire-mocks-ira-murder-of-father-of-william-frazer-37197757.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37197754.ece/601fa/AUTOCROP/h342/frazerbonfire.PNG Email A republican internment bonfire in Newry features materials mocking the IRA murder of the father of victims' campaigner William Frazer. Mr Frazer's father Bertie was part-time UDR man and council worker who was murdered by the IRA on August 30 1975. The Frazer family lost a number of members to IRA violence during the Troubles. Mr Frazer has spent much of his career campaigning for the rights of the victims of Troubles violence. He said that he was dedicated to confronting bigotry and the glorification of murder and would not … [Read more...] about Newry bonfire mocks IRA murder of father of William Frazer
THE youngest royal baby has been named Prince Louis Arthur Charles Cambridge. But who was Lord Louis Mountbatten - the apparent inspiration behind the name? We reveal all... Who was Louis Mountbatten? Lord Mountbatten was born Prince Louis of Battenberg in Windsor on June 25, 1900. During the First World War Lord Mountbatten served at sea with the Royal Navy. He later commanded the destroyer HMS Kelly when it was sunk off the coast of Crete by Nazis during the Second World War. Lord Mountbatten was then appointed Chief of Combined Operations and was responsible for the botched Dieppe raid of August 1942. He later became the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command, and in 1945 he received the Japanese surrender before being persuaded by Prime Minister Clement Attlee to serve as the last Viceroy of India. The job involved overseeing the transition of British India to independence with the aim of creating united India. Lord Mountbatten returned … [Read more...] about Who was Louis Mountbatten, was royal baby Prince Louis named after him and where does he fit in the royal family tree?
Nelson McCausland: DUP leader Foster was magnanimous in going to Clones, only for it to be hurled back in unionists' faces BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Last Sunday, Fermanagh faced Donegal in the Ulster GAA final at Clones. Most unionists have little interest in the GAA, mainly because of the political stance of the organisation. However, it plays an important role in nationalist communities, especially in rural areas, and is held in high regard by nationalists. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/nelson-mccausland/nelson-mccausland-dup-leader-foster-was-magnanimous-in-going-to-clones-only-for-it-to-be-hurled-back-in-unionists-faces-37057540.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/article37057539.ece/fe321/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-28_opi_42083460_I1.JPG Email Last Sunday, Fermanagh faced Donegal in the Ulster GAA final at Clones. Most unionists have little interest in the GAA, mainly because of the political stance of the organisation. However, it plays an … [Read more...] about Nelson McCausland: DUP leader Foster was magnanimous in going to Clones, only for it to be hurled back in unionists’ faces