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Moderate British Unionism – A Political Oxymoron

Originally a symbol of the British rock band Iron Maiden, the Trooper Or Eddie the Head was subsequently adopted by the British terrorist factions waging war in Ireland. It was sometimes accompanied by the slogan “Kill ‘em all and let god sort ‘em out!”, a reference to the murders of Irish civilians by the British Christian fundamentalist terror gangs.
Originally a symbol of the British rock band Iron Maiden, the Trooper Or Eddie the Head was subsequently adopted by the British terrorist factions waging war in Ireland. It was sometimes accompanied by the slogan “Kill ‘em all and let god sort ‘em out!”, a reference to the murders of Irish civilians by the British Christian fundamentalist terror gangs.

Below is a video of Chris McGimpsey, a Unionist former member of Belfast City Council for the UUP and the anti-Catholic Orange Order, attending a demonstration at the infamous Twaddell Camp in west of the city. Yes, that same madrasa of militant British nationalism in Ireland where five weeks ago masked men in paramilitary uniforms drove military-style jeeps in front of baying crowds screaming “Bring out the guns!” before leading a night-time parade through the streets. All that was missing were the torches and a pyre of books (published in the Irish language no doubt). This time the one thing that was not missing was the large, extremist flag flapping away above McGimpsey’s head. Why “extremist”? Because it carries on it the image of the Trooper, a grinning harbinger of death adopted by Unionist terrorists and their supporters along with the slogan “Kill ‘em all and let god sort ‘em out!” during the worse days of the conflict in the north-east of the country. In case you’re wondering the “all” in this case is Irish men, women and children. And lots and lots of them too. So there you have it. An elected councillor, a high-profile member of a so-called mainstream Unionist party, proudly standing beneath a symbol associated with the murder and maiming of thousands. This is the face of “moderate” Unionism…

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