Tuesday, June 29, 2010

No welcome for British Commander in Chief in Ireland

The following letter was published in the Irish Times today (June 29 2010)

A chara, – The Mayor of Lismore Bernard Leddy has publicly invited the English monarch Elizabeth Windsor to visit the Waterford town during her proposed state visit to Ireland next year (Home News, June 28th). Just like Mr Leddy’s party leader inviting Elizabeth Windsor to this country in the first place, Mr Leddy’s invitation is appalling and should be opposed.

This woman is the commander-in-chief of the British Armed Forces, 5,000 of whom remain within the six counties as part of Britain’s continued occupation of part of our country. It is a deliberate insult to the families of the victims of the British army here in Ireland and indeed the victims of its continued brutal occupation of Afghanistan.

Such a visit is another attempt by Britain and the 26-counties political establishment to legitimise the British occupation and to “normalise” the partition of our country. But Éirígí has no intention of allowing that to happen under any circumstances. Until there is a complete withdrawal by Britain from Ireland there cannot and will not be any “normalisation” of British-Irish relations.

The bottom line is that, despite the nauseating sycophancy of Brian Cowen and Mr Leddy, any attempt to bring this apologist for state terrorism to our country should be and will be vigorously opposed.

Is mise,

éirígí Sligeach,
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