Well a lot of people have been discussing last night’s highly controversial Nolan Show from the BBC in Belfast which debated the anti-democracy protests by the extreme of the British Unionist community in the north-east of Ireland. I say “debated” when I probably mean “fought over” as the show descended into chaos with a Unionist-dominated audience attacking virtually every speaker and every non-Unionist contributor to the programme. It may have made for car-crash TV as a baying mob took over a prime time BBC regional news and current affairs show but it was certainly illustrative of the attitudes and politics of the Unionist mob.
Above is a YouTube video of the 16.01.2013 Nolan Show. Watch it while you can!
Meanwhile a report from Niall O’Dowd in the Irish Central on some of the Far Right and Neo-Nazi elements in Britain who are supporting the Unionist anti-democracy demonstrations in the North of Ireland. Frequently led and directed by members of the British terrorist group the UVF these protests have drawn allies from the British fascist party, the BNP, as well as sundry extremist groups like Britain First. Of course the close ties between separatist British terrorism in Ireland and the Far Right in Britain go back many decades as I examined in a lengthy post here, which takes in everything and everyone from Apartheid-era South Africa to the British Army killer Johnny Adair.