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#May’s #DUP crutch and its paramilitary links #ConfidenceAndSupply

9 Jun

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The hypocrisy of Theresa May and the Tory Party sinks to new depths. After their ‘friend of terrorists’ smear campaign against Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, such is their desperation to cling to power they do not merit that they are leaning on the crutch of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) a ‘party on the hard right fringe of British politics’, according to OpenDemocracy.

A party with strong paramilitary links as well as being anti-LGBT rights, anti-abortion and anti-environment. The evidence is in plain sight if you look.

Loyalist paramilitary group the UDA (Ulster Defence Association) has previously called for the partition of Northern Ireland and said that any Catholics left in protestant territory should be:

expelled, nullified, or interned.

uda mural.jpgA UDA/UVF mural in Belfast

The UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force) is another protestant paramilitary organisation and is said to have been responsible for more than 500 deaths during the Troubles. Since the peace agreement…

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Across the country, something special is happening. The ground is swelling #GE17

16 May

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Something special is happening up and down the country. The ground is swelling.

In spite of the best efforts of the mainstream media to denigrate Jeremy Corbyn and the policies of the Labour party, the message is getting through – or rather, around. Blogs, social media, word of mouth, combined with the fact that the BBC has no choice but to give some unfiltered airtime to Corbyn and his exceptional front-bench team, mean the word is getting out there.

You’ll see very little of what follows on BBC News or other outlets. Maybe a quick, snatched clip with a scornful voiceover if you’re lucky. But you’ll find it here and else where – and you have the opportunity to help take back our country for the many, not the few.

In Tory-held constituencies as well as in ‘Labour heartlands’, the message of Labour’s policies and vision for…

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Exclusive: explosive new eye-witness testimony shows Orgreave not about ‘rogue’ police

4 Nov

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I’ve had the privilege over the last couple of days of interviewing an eyewitness who had a ‘ringside seat’ for the infamous ‘Battle of Orgreave’.

This witness, who was not a miner, has shed light on events there that many readers may not be aware of and has underscored key facts about the real reasons for Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s decision on Monday not to allow a public inquiry into events at Orgreave.

The media are glossing over these facts and even most of the rightly-outraged politicians decrying Rudd’s decision are tending to fall into the trap of focusing on the behaviour of South Yorkshire police – when in fact the core of the matter is the arrogance and unaccountability of the Tory party about its readiness to co-opt the apparatus of the State for political ends. A readiness that extends even to illegality.

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Read on to find out more. The…

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#Brickgate – Angela Eagle’s Office Window was NOT broken…

17 Aug

A month on it’s important to be reminded of this

Wirral In It Together

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24th July 2016

#Brickgate – The Story That Won’t Go Away

16th July 2016

“Angela Eagle’s office window was NOT broken,” seems like a very bold, possibly ill-judged statement doesn’t it, given the screaming headlines above?

But………..  we’ve all been had.

Yet again, the mainstream media juggernaut has lunged into overdrive and without stopping to check its facts and its sources has taken on trust what Angela Eagle, a hard-bitten Westminster MP of 24 years’ standing and her advisors have been telling them.  They could have applied the brakes and made some very basic, very obvious checks – checks which I’ve carried out for myself this evening.

As soon as we’d put down our newspapers, we the British public – putty in the hands of the…

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