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Sam Simpson • 29 November 2003

Short and sweet this one.


As a Blanket reader, and politically always on the edge looking in, I have always respected those who hold true to principles - hence I spend more time on your pages than anywhere else. But reading Andy McIntyre's expose on SF in the Times, I found a bit hard to take. To be published in that shitrag, with all its history of racist propagandist anti-Irish bile, is getting dangerously close to the same territory he accuses Mr. Adams & co. of going - forgetting where you come from, where you were going and putting a personal agenda to the fore. It may well be that the baton will have to be picked up again in the future, if these boys get "beached" as might well be. To see the Times and authentic "socialist independent Republicanism " conniving together makes me think the Establishment is laughing at us all.







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