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The Irish Tricolour at Half-Mast for Prince Philip

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It takes a particularly inadequate intellect and an almost complete absence of human empathy not to be able to separate the abhorrent acts of the British state in Ireland from the great respect that most people, worldwide, have for HM The Queen. And as she herself has made clear, Prince Philip was an equal partner in her work.
Remember her meeting with Martin McGuinness as an example of the way that both sides of the historical conflict should conduct themselves.
The British and Irish are one people. We see that every day in our personal relationships and lives. Despite the past failures and terrible crimes on both sides, that truth persists.

Written by Peter Reynolds

April 18, 2021 at 10:04 am

BBC Staff Display Rudeness And Ignorance Towards HM The Queen

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I have seen nothing so shameful, crass and ignorant as the behaviour of staff in the BBC newsroom during the Queen’s visit today.

I saw not one bow, curtsey, nor even a bow of the head as Her Majesty passed by. ¬†Instead, in vulgar and embarrassing fashion virtually everyone was pointing their mobile phone, gawping, intruding, forgetting themselves. ‘Chav’ seems the perfect moniker for such individuals.

If this is the behaviour of well educated people at the world’s leading news organisation at the pinnacle of British cultural life then we are sadly diminished.

Written by Peter Reynolds

June 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm