Green Brigade members to stand trial over "IRA song"

Dec 17, 2013 Full story: Evening Times 91

SEVEN members of the Green Brigade are due to stand trial next year for allegedly singing a song in support of the IRA.

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stupid

Manchester, UK

#72 Dec 20, 2013
The song begins, "I was born in Dublin street, where the royal drums did beat and the loving English feet they walked all over us". The narrator's father, coming home from the pub, "would invite the neighbours out" with this chorus:
Come out, ye Black and Tans;
Come out and fight me like a man;
Show your wife how you won medals out in Flanders
Tell her how the I.R.A. made you run like hell away
From the green and lovely lanes in Killeshandra.
The reference to Flanders alludes to the fact that some Black and Tans were unemployed British Army veterans from the First World War. Killeshandra is a town in West Cavan that may have been the location of one of the many successful I.R.A operations during the War of Independence, though this has never been proven. The service of the British Army in colonial wars against the Arabs and Zulus is also mocked, as the "natives" had "spears and bow and arrows" while the British "bravely faced each one, with your 16-pounder gun". The Anglo-Zulu War was in 1879. The line about "Arabs" refers to the Iraqi revolt against the British in 1920.
The song goes on to describe the neighbour's previous gloating at the defeats of Irish nationalism, "when you thought us well and truly persecuted", for instance, when they "slandered great Parnell" - the Behans in fact lived very close to the Mountjoy Square home of Robert Anderson who was partly responsible for the Piggott forgeries (see Charles Stewart Parnell#Pigott forgeries). However, alongside the bitterness evoked in such sentiments is a triumphalism, borne of the fact that loyalists are a small minority in post-independence Ireland. The narrator asks, "where are the sneers and jeers, that you loudly let us hear, when our leaders of '16 were executed". The implication is that the neighbours, no longer backed by the British state, no longer have confidence to express such sentiments in public.
The song closes on a hopeful note, promising that the time is coming when "all traitors will be cast aside before us". The narrator promises that his children will say "God Speed" (i.e., go home), with the same song that his father used to sing to his loyalist neighbours.
John

UK

#73 Dec 20, 2013
Dubbadub wrote:
<quoted text>
Where are you from?
. I'm from Glasgow tho my father is an ulster man. We need to let the past lie there was terrible things done on both sides. Let's move on and bud a bright future.i understand why you's support the Ira jst as we support it troops the men that fight on your name should always have your support. We are all from different sides of a divide but fundamentally have the same values

Since: Nov 13

UK

#74 Dec 20, 2013
Tommy wrote:
Let's hope Celtic the first British club to win the big one take action aswell when the courts have finished with them. Shame on Celtic for allowing these vile people to spout their hatred and offensive banners.
Considering the statement issued immediately following that match, I am afraid "allowing" is intrinsically wrong.
I am no football supporter though am political(come on, vote: we may finally be on the verge of what the great Red Clydesiders fought for - the independent Socialist Republic of Scotland - held back these 400 years by the TWATS of the South East of England at Westminster. Get effing shot of them while we have the chance, then we can be governed by the people Scots actually vote for. Cameron, & I never thought I would ever say this about anyone, is WORSE THAN THAT COW THATCHER MAY SHE ROT IN HELL FOR ETERNITY!)
Back on subject, I read about that banner and the football club involved, far from "allowing" it, condemned it exceedingly strongly and is taking action against every person identified who had involvement in its display.
This sectarianism is worse than Sunni/Shi'ite Islam or even real Islam and the belief of the Talib. And this is 21st Century Scotland. Let us break free and become a shining example of tolerance in this benighted world where little kids are indoctrinated in hatted of people of essentially the same creed. 99% of whom probably never darken a Church door of any kind!

Since: Nov 13

UK

#75 Dec 20, 2013
Hatted?
Of course I mean HATRED.
Effing touchscreen.
John

Dunfermline, UK

#76 Dec 20, 2013
I myself won't be voting for independence but that is coz I work for mod.amd fear loosing my job in am independant Scotland. Yes all this hatred is unreal. I myself love our fine city's cultural mix and mix with many dif religions n races.i have been to many an Irish knees up and love them. My wife has also attended many party's with me in lodges. Tolerance is an amazing thing. How boring would it be if we were all the same
Equality

Forfar, UK

#77 Dec 20, 2013
Chelsea Tommy wrote:
Come down and sing your IRA scumbag songs t Chelsea and your get another good kicking like you did when we played you in that preseason friendly afew years back.
Hope to god we play you scumbags in Europe soon so we can bash you IRA slags again.
God save the Queen.
FFs! That was a handbags at dawn!
Suppose you have deliberately forgotten, whenever your best came to Dublin a while back and would then be sent on there way with many busted and bloodied heads.
Many were also heard crying in there cells while the yellow bellied cowards would also be too frightened to leave these same cells, in fact several had to be dragged out to face the judge they were so fecking terrified......LOL!
Cowardly whining, moaning thugs.
FFs! At the European Championship, all your lot did was throw a few plastic chairs, while also getting yourselves a good drenching, ffs youse are known all over Europe as the hand-baggers.
Chelsea Tommy

UK

#78 Dec 20, 2013
Tit wrote:
<quoted text>
Hahahahaha im sure yous could last in Glasgow right enough eh! PIIIIIII
You know it mate. Come down again and try walking down the Fulham road singing your IRA songs and waiving your green white and gold flags your get the same again as you did before.
You lot make me sick, your not even Irish you plastic paddys your Scottish for Christ sake.
emmm

UK

#81 Dec 20, 2013
craigygggg wrote:
<quoted text>
MP's vote on our behalf. There was also a referendum to leave the EEC in 1975. I'll let you guess what the result was. Undemocratic Europe us a myth.
go away... John told u the truth.. Your dignity is now gone
Winston

UK

#84 Dec 21, 2013
Equality wrote:
<quoted text>FFs! That was a handbags at dawn!
Suppose you have deliberately forgotten, whenever your best came to Dublin a while back and would then be sent on there way with many busted and bloodied heads.
Many were also heard crying in there cells while the yellow bellied cowards would also be too frightened to leave these same cells, in fact several had to be dragged out to face the judge they were
so fecking terrified......LOL!
Cowardly whining, moaning thugs.
FFs! At the European Championship, all your lot did was throw a few plastic chairs, while also getting yourselves a good drenching, ffs youse are known all over Europe as the hand-baggers.
Wot a total load of BOLLOCKS you talk knobhead.
Equality

Edinburgh, UK

#86 Dec 21, 2013
Dud Fivers wrote:
yes, earlier he said the English were the worst , nastiest hooligans, NOW the senile cretin claims that his Dublin oiks are more violent. he spouts constant nonsense.
Please post the post number and thread were I have supposedly said, that the yellow bellied English hooligan were the nastiest..........Pissing myself laughing!
FFs! They are the hand-baggers and throw the plastic chair crew of Europe and when they are not acting the big man in a large crowd of fellow yellow bellies they then crumble into tears.
FFs! The only time they have been somewhat successful inside their twisted yellow bellied brains, is whenever large numbers of them have ganged up on a few......Cowardly Wankers....... FFs!
LIES again Duds, your just another troll who cannot accept the brutal truth, hence your untruths! Post the number Di8k-head!
Your kind are so predictable it is now beyond funny any-more, instead it is boring, and tedious and immature as fcuk!
Equality

Edinburgh, UK

#87 Dec 21, 2013
Winston wrote:
<quoted text>
Wot a total load of BOLLOCKS you talk knobhead.
Cannot handle the truth I see Assh8le? go and have a good cry it apparently worked for your cowardly buddies in Dublin, who also shit themselves......LOL!
Equality

Edinburgh, UK

#88 Dec 21, 2013
Chelsea Tommy wrote:
<quoted text>
You know it mate. Come down again and try walking down the Fulham road singing your IRA songs and waiving your green white and gold flags your get the same again as you did before.
You lot make me sick, your not even Irish you plastic paddys your Scottish for Christ sake.
Most of the Chelsea support are plastic paddies ffs, one in two white English in London have Irish blood flowing through there veins.

Oh ha! the Fulham road, when 300 attacked 40....... yellow fcukers, they would not go one on one, that's for sure!
James

Canterbury, UK

#89 Dec 21, 2013
craigygggg wrote:
<quoted text>
MP's vote on our behalf. There was also a referendum to leave the EEC in 1975. I'll let you guess what the result was. Undemocratic Europe us a myth.
MPs are not elected. There was no referendum on leaving the EEC in 1975.
James

Canterbury, UK

#90 Dec 21, 2013
Irastas Farma wrote:
<quoted text>
Considering the statement issued immediately following that match, I am afraid "allowing" is intrinsically wrong.
I am no football supporter though am political(come on, vote: we may finally be on the verge of what the great Red Clydesiders fought for - the independent Socialist Republic of Scotland - held back these 400 years by the TWATS of the South East of England at Westminster. Get effing shot of them while we have the chance, then we can be governed by the people Scots actually vote for. Cameron, & I never thought I would ever say this about anyone, is WORSE THAN THAT COW THATCHER MAY SHE ROT IN HELL FOR ETERNITY!)
Back on subject, I read about that banner and the football club involved, far from "allowing" it, condemned it exceedingly strongly and is taking action against every person identified who had involvement in its display.
This sectarianism is worse than Sunni/Shi'ite Islam or even real Islam and the belief of the Talib. And this is 21st Century Scotland. Let us break free and become a shining example of tolerance in this benighted world where little kids are indoctrinated in hatted of people of essentially the same creed. 99% of whom probably never darken a Church door of any kind!
Baroness Thatcher was the greatest Prime Minister the UK ever had.

Cameron is just a left-wing idiot who will be ousted after the European elections in May.
Chelsea Tommy

UK

#91 Dec 21, 2013
Equality wrote:
<quoted text>Most of the Chelsea support are plastic paddies ffs, one in two white English in London have Irish blood flowing through there veins.
Oh ha! the Fulham road, when 300 attacked 40....... yellow fcukers, they would not go one on one, that's for sure!
You seem to forget the scumbags who took a good hiding in the west bromtom cemetery aswel doppy. Simple if you don't want to get a good slap then don't come down to Chelsea singing your vile offensive songs.
Remember this is Great Britain and we don't appreciate wankers singing about murdering terrorist on our streets.
Learn by your mistakes tossers.
Davies

Widnes, UK

#92 Dec 21, 2013
Chelsea Tommy wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem to forget the scumbags who took a good hiding in the west bromtom cemetery aswel doppy. Simple if you don't want to get a good slap then don't come down to Chelsea singing your vile offensive songs.
Remember this is Great Britain and we don't appreciate wankers singing about murdering terrorist on our streets.
Learn by your mistakes tossers.
Chelsea/Rangers Blues Brothers no surrender
Equality

Glasgow, UK

#94 Dec 21, 2013
Chelsea Tommy wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem to forget the scumbags who took a good hiding in the west bromtom cemetery aswel doppy. Simple if you don't want to get a good slap then don't come down to Chelsea singing your vile offensive songs.
Remember this is Great Britain and we don't appreciate wankers singing about murdering terrorist on our streets.
Learn by your mistakes tossers.
Nothing brave or courageous about outnumbering others by many and then giving them a hiding, in fact it is a sinister cowardly act.

If Chelsea came to Glasgow, you lot would be sent back down the M1 with your tails between your legs, and with many tears streaming down your cowardly faces.
Oh and probably, a few lifelong facial reminders, of your visit to Glasgow......

Chelsea firm are known throughout Britain and Europe for being all knickers and no bollocks!
John

Dunfermline, UK

#95 Dec 21, 2013
No they would not. Blues brothers are always welcome in Glasgow. I have tried to talk about our different views but the time are hate filled buggies who just want to abuse kids
Equality

Glasgow, UK

#96 Dec 21, 2013
Davies wrote:
<quoted text>Chelsea/Rangers Blues Brothers no surrender
Chelsea/Rangers self- embarrassing cowards they 're all knickers and handbags and no bollocks!.....
You should ask your Chelsea foreign billionaire Russian owner, and his many foreign amply paid players to loan Rangers a few bob, as they are still in the sh8t!
Rangers fans loyal to their German Queen, yet their former club nicked 85 million from her in public taxes.......Feck you could not make it up!
Rangers fans collect 20 million to help their new team and club and its all fcuking gone, as it was swallowed up by trivial and over spending AGAIN!......Feck you could not make it up!
Hey! But fair play, to the newco Rangers, one third division trophy to there name.......LOL!
Chelsea Tommy

UK

#97 Dec 21, 2013
Equality wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing brave or courageous about outnumbering others by many and then giving them a hiding, in fact it is a sinister cowardly act.
If Chelsea came to Glasgow, you lot would be sent back down the M1 with your tails between your legs, and with many tears streaming down your cowardly faces.
Oh and probably, a few lifelong facial reminders, of your visit to Glasgow......
Chelsea firm are known throughout Britain and Europe for being all knickers and no bollocks!
We been up in Glasgow many times both to play and watch Glasgows true team. Told you before don't come down to Chelsea spouting your filth and you may get away with out too much of a slap. Your all mixed up in the head cos your Scottish not Irish you fool's.
God save your Queen.

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