Pól Ó Lorcáin
Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Rosemary Nelson - A Very British Murder


The Rosemary Nelson murder inquiry team has spent 40 million pounds sterling so that they can tell us this week that the British state failed to protect Rosemary Nelson and that the RUC did not collude with her loyalist killers. The first part of that message is little more than stating the blatantly obvious, the latter part is cloud cuckoo land. A grim fairy tale.

If I understand basic law correctly, where a law enforcement officer or body turns a blind eye to an act of murder, that officer or body is complicit in that murder. But of course RUC collusion in the murder of Rosemary Nelson in March 1999 went much further than that. It was much more evil eye than blind eye.

There is only one question that needs to be answered with regards to the murder of solicitor Rosemary Nelson. A question that does not appear anywhere in the Rosemary Nelson report:
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Forget the Queen of England and remember the Famine

The famines everywhere


The most significant historical event that happened on this day was not the visit by the Queen of England but the fact that today in 1974 a series of very powerful no warning bombs were exploded in the centre of Dublin and in Monaghan town. An anti Irish "Workers Strike" also took place in the North in the same week.

As I explain in my book A Very British Jihad, these bombs followed a pattern of attacks by extreme right wing and fascist groups (aided and abetted by state military forces) all over the globe. The strategy these bombs represented was a strategy of tension, where the only solution on the agenda would be a security agenda. They worked. Bang went the peace process in Ireland, destroyed not by Irish republicans but by British Intelligence and its proxy forces (now admitted) within the rabidly sectarian loyalist paramilitary matrix.

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The Message of Mayday is the opposite of murder

Bernadette still arguing and agitating for change - the only way

I met Bernadette Devlin (McAliskey) in Derry last week. She had the same cheeky grin, razor sharp intellect and repartee as ever she did. What was she doing? This giant of the Irish political stage was handing out leaflets in support of another well known figure - Eamon McCann. McCann is standing as the People Before Profit candidate in the upcoming local elections in the North. If readers want to see Bernadette’s excellent, and succinct, presentation explaining why she is supporting McCann and other progressive candidates they can go to –

People before profit

IRSP candidates are also standing in the North and deserve a mention. Not just because they appear genuinely committed to social change but also because the organisation has turned its back on futile acts of terror.

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