Thursday, 24 September 2015

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to condemn IRA violence again and again

Listen to this piece of BBC audio

Even the BBC's Stephen Nolan seemed shocked by Jeremy Corbyn's refusal. 

Take this refusal and his appointment of John McDonnell to be his Shadow Chancellor and I think we can see what sort of a man Jeremy Corbyn is.

Watch this piece of video from the recent PMQs and watch Jeremy Corbyn's reaction to the question, he looks away from David Cameron and plays with his pen.

Jeremy Corbyn is a disgrace.

Oddly having written this piece I have found another blogger had the same idea but had some extra details such as:
'The most reliable account of all people who died as a result of the Northern Ireland ‘troubles’ is contained in David McKittrick’s extraordinary Lost Lives . Not so much a book as a monument, Lost Lives catalogues, with encyclopedic detail and exemplary dispassion 3636 deaths variously attributed to paramilitary groups, the security forces and others without affiliation. 

58.8% of these deaths were the responsibility of republican terrorist organisations, 28.9% loyalist groups and 10.1% security forces. Of the 2139 deaths that were the responsibility of republicans, 1771 of these were attributable to the IRA. The British Army were responsible for 301 deaths and the RUC 52.'


'Last Thursday, McDonnell — a largely unknown MP until last week — was a guest on BBC1’s Question Time. By now he must have known or have been told that he would have to address issues arising from the comments he had made 13 years previously.

Political apologies are rare but if made with conviction and underpinned with genuine moral compassion they can be incredibly poignant. David Cameron’s Commons statement following the Saville enquiry into Bloody Sunday was arguably his most noble act as Prime Minister. It was an apology delivered without a trace of equivocation or qualification.

McDonnell will never now escape what he said in 2003. On Question Time he expressed not so much the remorse of a man who had offended people more someone who regretted that this had all come back to bite him. It should be noted that he did not retract what he had said in 2003, he merely accepted and apologised that his comments had caused offence.

The inconvenient truth for Jeremy Corbyn is that we, of course, know why he hung up on Stephen Nolan and we know why it took John McDonnell 13 years to offer such a risible, caveated apology.
It is because they wanted the IRA to win.

Their pious homilies to the peace process will not wash with anyone. Their commitment to a united Ireland was total. The relationships they invested in for decades were with terrorists organisations not democratic nationalist parties. It has proved a hard habit to break for them as Nick Cohen and others have demonstrated.'

More at Steve4good but not on the Labour supporting and largely IRA sympathising BBC.

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