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Martin Mcguinness dies

Posted By: Dilly

Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 9:29am

Well I for one will not weep at this news.
Posted By: fish5133

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 10:02am

Bit of an awkward one to know how to feel. Large proportion of his life killing for a cause the other half perhaps trying to make some recompense.
The reactions of victims families is not surprising and he will get the blame for being IRA commander etc but our Govt are equally guilty of killing innocent people in middle east and elsewhere. We praise the French Resistance for their efforts against the Nazis. One mans freedom fighter is another mans terrorist. Would like to believe he is facing divine justice.
Posted By: Dilly

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 10:22am

Two innocent boys in Warrington! How can that ever be justified? A cowardly attack as most of them were.
Posted By: Gibbo

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 10:26am

BBC are treating him like royalty with their coverage this morning.
Posted By: Dilly

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 10:34am

Plain and simple fact he was he was a murderer and should be remembered as such instead of all the hype of him becoming a peace keeper.
Posted By: granny

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 10:35am


He was killing his own people ! He will be remembered for that, and it will be his legacy. None of this 'bad turned good' rubbish. And to think our Queen had to shake his hand . Ugh !
Posted By: granny

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 10:39am

Originally Posted by Gibbo
BBC are treating him like royalty with their coverage this morning.


BBC will, because its another news story to make a whole day of news from. They'll have him as a 'Saint' by the end of the day.
Posted By: Salmon

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 7:18pm

Pretty much the same as Mandela, started off as a freedom fighter/terrorist/murderer and developed into an accepted respectable member of society.You have to remember the origins of both disputes.Oppression by a ruling/governing body.
Posted By: jimbob

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 7:32pm

there is No comparison between him and Nelson Mandela.
Posted By: fish5133

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 9:17pm

Originally Posted by jimbob
there is No comparison between him and Nelson Mandela.


Maybe not in terms of statesmenship and what they achieved but mandela had a murky past
Posted By: eddtheduck

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 10:22pm

Originally Posted by Dilly
Well I for one will not weep at this news.
careful Dilly you'll have the "he was someones son" gang on your back
handbag wink
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 11:05pm

Ive just come away from our tea break table here on my night shift.

Its not so divided, there is lots of praise for Mr McGuinness. Out of a shift if 12, not 1 mentioned any terror attack he might have been involved in. Over 20 years I've lived here and I've worked here over 10. Tonight I had very little to say for a change. I kept my exact thoughts if the man, to myself.
Posted By: Dilly

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 11:22pm

Originally Posted by eddtheduck
Originally Posted by Dilly
Well I for one will not weep at this news.
careful Dilly you'll have the "he was someones son" gang on your back
handbag wink



Their absence surprises me.
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 21st Mar 2017 11:33pm

He was a criminal who avoided prosecution by becoming a politician.
Posted By: saltytom

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 22nd Mar 2017 7:30am

I think Norman Tebbits quote did it for me "I hope he will be parked in an unpleasant corner of hell".
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 22nd Mar 2017 8:07am

withthat
Posted By: Dilly

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 22nd Mar 2017 8:45am

I just can't believe how much bullshit the media are putting out about a known murderer. Will now he be postumously knighted ?
Posted By: Gibbo

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 22nd Mar 2017 9:47am

Too soon?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fyCMffCj5c
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 22nd Mar 2017 3:42pm

Woke up, went to school to pick daughter up and the feckin town since I slept of nights at 8am this morning is, a wash with Tricolours flying!!!
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 22nd Mar 2017 6:29pm

By being a politician he not only avoid prosecution but also he received an income well in excess of 100,000 a year. It must have been a difficult decision making the transition from terrorist to politician.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Martin Mcguinness dies - 22nd Mar 2017 7:20pm

withthat
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