There is a class in Ireland who still take all their pointers from the UK. Again, that's a legacy of colonialism. In many ways Ireland does still resemble some dominion within the Empire. That's sad. Just because this exists doesn't mean that we shouldn't take pride in our own national identity and agitate for a united and fully independent Ireland.
You're far more obsessed with the U.K. than any so-called 'West Brit'.
If you read my other posts you'll see exactly what I had to say on the matter. Mountbatten should not have visited at the height of the Troubles given his status, connections and past. He did so regardless. The Gardaí warned him of the high security risk and advised him not to fish in the area. He ignored their warning and in an act of arrogance and recklessness proceeded with his plans thereby putting his own life and the lives of others in danger. He is responsible for putting the innocent victims of the attack in harms way. He wasn't some random old man. He was a high profile member of the British Royal Family and he had played a central role in British imperial and militaristic exploits in other countries. As such, he was considered a legitimate target by the IRA.
Maria also blames rape victims for their ordeal, no doubt.
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