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A Way Out of the Impasse


Liam O Comain • 9 December 2004

The scenes of handwringing by all those who have left the nationalist cause and become partitionist was pathetic after another failure at Stormont in the last few days.

As one ex- provo said to me if they cannot get it right in relation to surrendering weapons how will they ever work together to rule the north on behalf of the Brits?

However there is one way out of this impasse and I offer it not because I support the Belfast Agreement as you well know but because I have sympathy with those who were disappointed with their expected Christmas box from Ian and Gerry. For all those who wish to see the latter two dancing hand in hand down the corridors of power persuade Gerry or Martin to allow big Ian to be the Protestant Clergyman who will witness alongside a Catholic Priest the provos final act of surrender. I'm sure this should not be a problem for an organisation that has sold out every republican principle in the wanton pursuit of political power.

As for the big man if he refuses this will confirm once and for all if the DUP are supporters of the Belfast Agreement. And if not then perhaps the Brits will make plans for military and administrative withdrawal from our country.
























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Index: Current Articles

11 December 2004

Other Articles From This Issue:

Post-Debacle Stress Syndrome
Anthony McIntyre

Keeping the Lid on Pandora's Box
Davy Adams

Paisley's Guide for Penitent Provos
Brian Mór

Talking to Mr. George
Fred A. Wilcox

Dr No Says No, Again; Dublin Wrong to Back Photos
Fr. Sean Mc Manus

A Way Out of the Impasse
Liam O Comain

'Eternal Elves of the West'
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Bobby Tohill vs. The Andersonstown News
Liam O Ruairc

Peace Comes Dropping Slow
Brian Lennon

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The Fleece Process
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Padraic Paisley
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Revolutionary Unionism
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Official Secrets
Mick Hall

Kilmichael Controversay Continues
Liam O Ruairc

Turkish Man Beaten and Racially Abused by PSNI in front of Witnesses

Iraq is Not the Second World War
Fred A Wilcox

Dancing at the Edge of the Abyss
Karen Lyden Cox



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