stigweard, with all respect, the title of the thread is what it's about.
We'll get to the 'identity' thing, don't worry.
Where we are at the minute however, is that now people are giving us their reasons for their anti-Irishness.
... at least in the present day.
This is all very good, stigweard..., because without admitting that there has been a problem, everybody will think everything's hunky dory, and go on to repeat their mistakes, now that people who actually do target innocent civilians (Al Quaeda, etc) are on the rise.
There is a huge identity question to be addressed within the peoples of England, Scotland, and Wales, and that's no lie.
Supporting a system that runs roughshod over your own citizen's rights (as the Nationalists in the North reputedly are), is just as bad as one pulling the trigger oneself.
Your Army is called 'British'
They are murdering scumbags.
Do you support a system that takes pride in that?
That I can safely say would never have happened