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    National Front spokesman Mark Brown has been generating column inches in the Coleraine Times of late. In his latest statement the far-right spokesperson, inaccurately described as a 'public representative' in last week's CT, credited a local SDLP representative for boosting NF recruitment in the County Derry town. It seems the Front have found a bogeyman in wanna-be 'left-wing looney' John Dallat, who recently spoke out on that old bugbear - the flying of loyalist flags in mixed residential areas.

    Undeterred, Dallat has condemned the local Ulster Defence Association, which he claims is continuing to recruit youngsters to carry out acts of sectarian vandalism in the town; and has called upon the International Monitoring Commission to investigate the paramilitary organisation's activities.
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    There are ways of referring to lunatic fringers without bringing attention to them. You can just say undesirable elements were turning impressionable kids to crime. These groups feed on the oxygen of mainstream recognition. You can always spot a loon party the second they purport to speak for anyone at all, and then say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    There are ways of referring to lunatic fringers without bringing attention to them. You can just say undesirable elements were turning impressionable kids to crime. These groups feed on the oxygen of mainstream recognition. You can always spot a loon party the second they purport to speak for anyone at all, and then say
    The local paper is reproducing NF statements unchallenged and seemingly unedited in 'news' articles. It also wrongly describes an unelected NF spokesman as a 'public representative' and gives his comments greater prominence then those of an actual public representative, McQuillan of the DUP.

    What to hell is going on at the Coleraine Times?
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    Another big yawn of a thread. The National Front? That's so early 80's.
    But it's true that they were popular with some loyalists at the time.
    Now?? This is more SevenStars territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damon View Post
    Another big yawn of a thread. The National Front? That's so early 80's.
    But it's true that they were popular with some loyalists at the time.
    Now?? This is more SevenStars territory.
    Isn't part of the RCP / LM philosophy that you subscribe to that fascist groups are OK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by damon View Post
    Another big yawn of a thread. The National Front? That's so early 80's.
    But it's true that they were popular with some loyalists at the time.
    Now?? This is more SevenStars territory.
    It is tedious rubbish with the sole purpose of conflating loyalism and the NF. A complete non story if ever there was one.

    I do wonder if pic is some bored old retired tin pot republican news journo, certainly writes in that style.

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    Fascism should be more accurately termed the "Far Left", given its support for collectivism and and an increased welfare-state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portstewart View Post
    It is tedious rubbish with the sole purpose of conflating loyalism and the NF. A complete non story if ever there was one.
    There's undoubtably an overlap between loyalism and extreme British nationalism. For instance the UDA and the NF both like loyalist flags and they both hate John Dallat. Mark Whatever-his-name-is also identifies the NF with opposing what he calls 'anti-Protestantism'. The strongly unionist Coleraine Times reports his bile almost verbatim.

    I imagine it an embarrassment to so-called 'respectable' unionists like yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureTaoiseach View Post
    Fascism should be more accurately termed the "Far Left", given its support for collectivism and and an increased welfare-state.
    So Franco,Hitler and Mussolini were really communists! Thanks for pointing that out,will have to amend my history books.Just to think of those poor misunderstood blue-shirts,sure they were on our side all along

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    NF has no real support anywhere in NI ,they would be on the outermost fringes of loyalism and regarded as oddballs within that community .They ocasionally pop up in very Prod towns and appeal to a fringe youth element . Yes ,bizarrely agree with Pic , why is local press pubicising views of some unheard,unelected person.Maybe Merle should try it with his local paper !!!

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