A police officer has been shot dead in Northern Ireland, only two days after two soldiers were shot dead by the Real IRA.
Sinn Féin took half a day to come up with a statement that they could all agree on on the killing of the two soldiers at the weekend before they settled for saying they supported the police and that it’s not very nice to murder soldiers. Let’s see how long it takes them to come up with a statement on the murder of a policeman if they support the police.
It’s time to cut Northern Ireland loose from the UK and make it a Crown Colony. That way it will govern itself, raise and spend its own taxes (they get nearly £2k per head of population in subsidies from the English taxpayer so that’s a bonus) but the UK would be responsible for its defence and foreign relations. They can then sort their own terrorists out.
I didn’t think this was a particularly controversial suggestion but it’s rattled at least one person – I made this suggestion on Facebook to Donal Blaney and he responded by removing me from his Facebook friends! Rather amusingly, the latest post on his blog says “As a libertarian I, of course, defend their right to protest.” Shame that libertarian ideal doesn’t stretch to defending the rights of someone to say something he doesn’t agree with. Libertarian my arse.