The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45030   Message #665290
Posted By: Big Tim
08-Mar-02 - 03:52 PM
Thread Name: St Patrick's Day and Ken Livingstone
Subject: RE: St Patricks Day and Ken Livingstone
Ard, I'm with you in spirit but not on realpolitik (is that a word?).

Inevitably, yes, I do have a different perspective, never having lived in NI.

What in your view is the answer to the "Irish Question"? (Please answer this specifically).

As an outsider on the Middle East (35 people killed there this day), what's your view on that?

My opinon on NI and the Middle East is that the very fact that such strongly held beliefs exist on both sides is that neither side can be all right or all wrong. We are all mere humans. Therefore there has to be give and take, compromise, tolerance of the symbols of the "enemy". Surely a loyalist recommended St Patrick's Day symbol in NI should be welcomed?