Thursday, May 10, 2007

Blair's Hand in NI

Somebody's outside
Somebody's knocking at the door
There's a black car parked
At the side of the road
Don't go to the door
Don't go to the door

Won't you be back tomorrow
Will you be back tomorrow?

Yes, there was a time not too long ago when U2 would sing songs about the IRA/Protestant paras causing fear in a police state that was Northern Ireland. And yes, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair had a hand in making the North safe to visit (even for guys like me). Blair was acknowledged on this front by the press today...
Blair will be remembered for helping bring peace to Northern Ireland after decades of violence, winning three straight elections for Labour for the first time and dragging it from its left-wing roots to the centre of British politics.

"There is no doubt, however, that the prime minister's concerted efforts helped in ultimately securing devolution in Northern Ireland," said Protestant cleric Ian Paisley, who long resisted the power-sharing government launched this week.

Cheers all 'round.....

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