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10 years ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Gerry Adams arrest: Po... · 0 replies · +10 points

This seems to be a box ticking exercise by the PSNI. To convict Adams they need live witnesses to present themselves at his trial and that is not going to happen. A question mark hangs over the admissability of the tapes especially if those that made them are dead and the Price confession is full of "maybes". Whatever people may think of Adams, it has to be proven that he is guilty otherwise we're no better than the thugs who murdered Mrs McConville.

10 years ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Stormont blocks gay ma... · 1 reply · +6 points

I totally agree Ox and it appears to me that they are quite selective on these issues chosing at times to support UK legislation regarding health or education while rejecting it when it suits them. How can a political system like that survive?

10 years ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Stormont blocks gay ma... · 6 replies · +16 points

What has religious scripture got to do with this? What business do politicians have quoting Biblical texts in a debate about equal rights for all?
The moral morass that these Unionists now find themselves in is truly appalling. On the one hand they position themselves as moral guardians, while often supporting and at times encouraging bigotry and sectarian violence. They represent a community that is so insecure, it has lost all compassion. What horrible thing is going to happen if same-sex marriage is made legal here? Floods? Pestilence? Do we have to be guided by these psychotic notions?

10 years ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Northern Ireland MLAs ... · 0 replies · +16 points

They ought to be ashamed of themselves.

10 years ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Alliance Party office ... · 0 replies · +23 points

"I condemn without reservation the senseless attack on the East Belfast Alliance Party office. No cause ever advanced by such criminality." - Robinson.

This isn't a cause. It's just intimidation and bully-boy tactics.

10 years ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Northern Ireland is a ... · 0 replies · +6 points

Why are men making decisions about abortion anyway? It's none of their business. Same with gay relationships. What exactly is the problem? Quoting some old text written thousands of years ago is a ridiculous argument to make.

10 years ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Belfast\'s bars vent t... · 0 replies · +12 points

I can't see the connection between pub opening hours and Good Friday/Easter Sunday. Why do we still have these archaic licensing laws with people being forced to conform to Christian principles they have absolutely no interest in?

10 years ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Polish family flee loy... · 0 replies · +5 points

"Police said they are still investigating a motive."

Erm...surely that should have taken no more than about 5 seconds.

10 years ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Peter Robinson: I am h... · 0 replies · +5 points

A deal with who?

10 years ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Republic of Ireland in... · 0 replies · +5 points

I see also that from today they have abolished the travel tax so flights to Dublin are now cheaper. Meanwhile, In NI...