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Provos Embrace Total Collaboration with British Rule


Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, President of Republican Sinn Féin • 28 January 2007

The Provisionals have now completed a 360 degree turn with their acceptance of British law, British courts and British police in Ireland.

In 1969\70 they vehemently opposed the acceptance of British institutions here by the Officials, later The Worker's Party. Now they have swallowed the English establishment in its entirety. Having put the Irish people through tremendous sacrifice in the meantime.

Off course Messrs Adams and McGuinness remained with the Officials for a number of months in 1970 until they both found that the Provos were in the majority, whereupon they neatly switched sides. The lack of ideological conviction in such matters was already evident.

Realistically, having gone so far down the constitutional road, there was no where else for them to go except further into that cul-de-sac.

But their English masters will require more of them. They will demand that the Provos physically protect British institutions in Ireland from those who would continue the struggle.

The British will seek to have them complete the work of collaboration by steeping their hands in the blood of Irish Republican activists.

That is the lesson of history which has been borne out step by step since 1986. Ultimately the Provos will be indistinguishable from the Unionists in their support for British Rule in Ireland.




























































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28 January 2007

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