Comment posted Devo Plus: enter the Trojan Horse by Willie Hutchison.
The Rangers finacial collapse , as that of other clubs, simply reflects the wider economic system where banks and many other businesses are founded upon underlying insolvency masked by a labyrinth of complicated financial procedures.
Selling tommorow’s income for money today (Ticketus) or bank derivetives or bringing exagerated future income projections for cash not yet recieved ( WIP) are all part and parcel of the edefice upon which all too many businesses are founded.
That’s what a government culture of light hand or non existent regulation delivers.
Recent comments by Willie Hutchison
- Neil Kinnock not to attend Thatcher funeral
It does seem that IFE is unable to see the lessons of history.
Civil disorder that arises in polarised sectarian societes is never pleasant. One need only look at the Balkans to see how true that is.
The history of Ireland is strewn with discontent and most sensible people can see why this was. The ethnic engineering of the early 1600′s, the repeated rebellions, the huge famines, the corn laws, the 1916 to 1920 war of independence, the creation of a protestant state for a protestant people, the B specials, social and employment discrimination, political gerrymandering.
All of these things should lead reasonable observers to conclude that the history of Ireland was something that could repeat itself to re-runs of violence as it did circa 1970 to 2000.
As I opined before suppression and apartheid rarely delivers settled communities.Democracy, fairness and respect does however deliver settled communities, and Thatcher should if nothing else never be forgotten for being wholly unable to deliver on that. Agression, beligerence and force was her way, and she did much to prolong the conflict.
So IFE, try and get off your one sided high horse and look at the bigger picture as to why recent history in Ireland was as rotten as it was.
A read of Gen Sir Frank Kitson’s books ” Gangs and Counter Gangs ” and ” Low Intensity Operations” together with a good book on Irish history might help. Mandela’s book the Long Walk to Freedom might help too.
Alternatively, maybe you read Maggie Thatchers book the Downing Street Years and cannot move past her comment that you can’t trust the Irish. Some folk are just like that.
- Neil Kinnock not to attend Thatcher funeral
Not quite sure how IFE concludes that the IRA was all because the minority couldn’t accept the democratic will of the majority.
Ireland, and more recently Northern Ireland, is a classic example of how not to do it. A case study if ever there was one on how to create a divided and polarised society. And all on the doorstep of a country that repeatedly sings the tune that it is the world’s greatest democracy.
Tragic, but Britain was a nation at the forefront of colonial aquisition, colonial goverance, and ultimately colonial supression as the colonies sought to remove the yolk of empire. India,Kenya, Cyprus, the list goes on.
Suppression of a people or a culture rarely, if ever, works and post the 1920 creation of the artificial statelet of Northern Ireland, the UK as funding master could have taken steps to encourage co-operation and the reduction of sectarian discriminaton,but sadly didn’t.
Much has been done over recent years to calm things down. Anti sectariian legislation is in place and ultimately it does seem that the constitutional future will be a political one from within NI and not a rerun of the holocaust of he last 30 years.
A pity that the late Thatcher and her ilk did not understand that as they pursued their dirty war and vice versa.
- The stuff of comedy: ‘Gaelic awareness training’ for HIAL staff
As this newsroom piece shows orangism knows no bounds in the resentment against the gaelic language.
Wonder what unpublished pearls are locked away hiding in this peep o day rag.
- Euroheist on Cyprus savers’ deposits likely to trigger a run on European banks
What’s the difference in taking money off people who have money in the bank from that of reducing benefits to the poor and disabled.
Or what’s the difference in cutting pensions whilst increasing tax.
Presumably Cyprus is a Euroheist whilst in Blighty it isn’t. The UK government in Blighty would never take your money to prop up failed banks. It’s just not the done thing now, is it?
- MSP complains of ‘arrogance’ in Better Together campaign’s banner location in Dunoon?
Glasgow city council banned the afixation of posters on all council assets because of a perception that one party could out poster the other.
As a result of this no parties put any of the lamp post posters that folks had come love and admire at election time.
But hey, this article just seems to be another ” Mikey story from his adoring FA managing editor”
Trust he Bitter Thegither” mob get the bill for the cost of the council roads department having to remove the banner. What think you editor?
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