McGuinness and Britain’s chief 6-County cop George Hamilton
by Philip Ferguson
On the night of August 6, as part of Feile an Phobal, the West Belfast Community Festival, Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness shared a platform, and a warm handshake, with the head of the British state’s police in the six counties, George Hamilton.
Hamilton has obviously been well-schooled in the language of political correctness that they teach in police forces across the western capitalist world these days. Thus, he said things like “Just because I am the chief constable does not mean that I am not prepared to accept that there were serious problems in policing in the past, I do.”
McGuinness and the British ‘queen’
And, “Fear does not make peace – courage, optimism, belief is where peace is made. . .
“I think we need to be brave and courageous, easy words to say. I think we need to believe in our ability to continue to build a safe, confident, peaceful society together.
“To do so we have to face our fears, to go beyond our comfort zones, to be selfless, to be generous, to be gracious, to be ready to listen to each other and to have challenging and respectful conversations.”
McGuinness and Ian Paisley
McGuinness meanwhile has exchanged the language of militant republicanism for the language of Read the rest of this entry →