Saturday 22 July 2017

Ian O'Doherty: Dissident clowns will only fuel contempt towards us

Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

THE news yesterday that dissident IRA groups are believed to be targeting the royal wedding was a thoroughly depressing reminder of just how incredibly out of touch with the rest of us these people really are.

As far as the wedding itself goes, I, like many people, have absolutely no interest in it. As far as I can see, it's two posh people getting hitched and providing the people of Britain -- and, indeed, many Irish people -- with the kind of pomp and pageantry that brightens their day. It's not my bag, but who am I to rain on their parade?

But then the likes of the RIRA, the Continuity IRA and Oglaigh na hEireann have no interest in the wishes or interests of the vast majority of people, because they have no interest in democracy.

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