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    Default Peter Hain = Pro Sinn Féin?

    Given that Peter Hain was involved in pro-republican campaign groups in the 1980s, has Tony Blair just appointed the most pro- republican secretary of state ever? If so, how long will he last?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOD
    Given that Peter Hain was involved in pro-republican campaign groups in the 1980s, has Tony Blair just appointed the most pro- republican secretary of state ever? If so, how long will he last?
    He's rabidly anti nationalist in Wales.
    Poni welwch chwi hynt y gwynt a'r glaw?
    Poni welwch chi'r deri'n ymdaraw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOD
    Given that Peter Hain was involved in pro-republican campaign groups in the 1980s, has Tony Blair just appointed the most pro- republican secretary of state ever? If so, how long will he last?
    What pro-republican campaigns in the 80s?

    He was also if memory serves me the head of the Liberal Youths in the 70s, but I also fail to see how that would be relevant to his current views today.

    He would however be well able to point out the fallacy of the Apartheid comparision beloved of some in NI however.

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    Not really, when you consider Jack Straw and John Reid were once in the " Revolutionary Party of Britain", and were pro communist. People change, especially careerist politicians. I mean look at how much your party has changed since the 80's. BTW, can you be Secretary of State and Republican at the same time.?I'd think not.
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    Wasn't he charged with armed robbery or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrier
    Wasn't he charged with armed robbery or something?
    He was framed apparently by the South African security services.
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    He's Seceretary of State for Wales as well as the North. The former job involves doing very little.
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    Is this what you are talking about? "He was previously involved with the 'Time to Go" movement which advocated a phased British withdrawal from the North and eventual reunification of Ireland."

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2005/0506/ukelection.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by serak
    Is this what you are talking about? "He was previously involved with the 'Time to Go" movement which advocated a phased British withdrawal from the North and eventual reunification of Ireland."

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2005/0506/ukelection.html
    Isn't that close to British policy anyway?

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