Thomas, I object to you stereotyping modern British with 17th century dogma. The Irish are a great people in general however there are some murdering bastards who wish to make there opinion national opinion, no matter who they kill in the process. I live in Lancashire, not far from Liverpool, the whole area has a high Irish population and I am well aquatinted with many Irish people who hate what the ideas of nationalism has done to their country.<quoted text>
Oh, the British have made significant contributions to the world?
I suppose that entitles the British to treat the Irish any way they please?
I have been injured and my aunt maimed by the hatred that 17th century (and earlier) war stirred up. Ireland was not a catholic country back then and is not now, look at the facts, look at the polls, look at the demographics, particularly on Northern Ireland. They show a country that is contrary to what the IRA and other murderers in the name of their god claim Northern Ireland predominantly wants to remain part of the united kingdom.