tankslapper - Member
The best thing to happen would be to give the peace a real long term chance.
Basically you have a lot of people with some very long memories.
Yep Slapper, it's just a shame that peace took so long in the making. It's a shame that people like Thatcher (and Labour governments) thought a "military solution" was achievable and all that was needed to deny the nationalists an opportunity to secure change by "political means". It's a shame that Thatcher thought the solution was to deny nationalist politicians the "oxygen of publicity" by banning the voice of Gerry Adams being broadcast .... a voice-over by an actor was the solution to Northern Ireland's problems ffs.
Luckily the Tories were able to sack Thatcher and real moves to achieving peace were able to begin. It's a shame that John Major has never received the credit which he deserves for abandoning the "military solution" and having the courage to start talking to the IRA. It's a shame that all the credit went to Tony Blair and New Labour despite the fact that it was never them who ditched 30 years of failed policies and initiated the first vital and critical moves to peace.
And yes, I have a very long memory too.