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    This evening, Belfast City Council will vote to decide whether or not to remove the Union Jack from outside Belfast City Hall. It looks like an Alliance Party compromise (to only fly it on certain designated days) will be adopted. Belfast City Hall is the focal point of the City and the Union Jack has flown there everyday despite the political changes that have occurred in the north. The symbolism of it being removed as a permanent fixture will be very meaningful. As a nationalist, I would like to see both the Irish and British flags flown side by side but this is a move in the right direction.


    BBC News - Belfast City Council to vote on flying Union flag at City Hall

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    or the Ulster flag.

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    Default Historic flag vote in Belfast

    This evening, Belfast City Council will vote to decide whether or not to remove the Union Jack from outside Belfast City Hall. It looks like an Alliance Party compromise (to only fly it on certain designated days) will be adopted. Belfast City Hall is the focal point of the City and the Union Jack has flown there everyday despite the political changes that have occurred in the north. The symbolism of it being removed as a permanent fixture will be very meaningful. As a nationalist, I would like to see both the Irish and British flags flown side by side but this is a move in the right direction.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20573219

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    A better compromise would be to have the two flying side by side thereby allowing Unionists not to lose anything and Nationalists gaining something.
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    meanwhile back at the ranch londonderry is the UK city of culture for 2013 and the G8 are meeting in fincley ophs i mean fermanagh...
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    A better compromise would be to have the two flying side by side thereby allowing Unionists not to lose anything and Nationalists gaining something.

    Then nobody would win, nobody would lose and nobody would have anything to start a whiny thread about?

    Are you mad?????????? This is nordie land, victimisation is a requirement of all decisions.
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    Can I post the web address of the meeting here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    A better compromise would be to have the two flying side by side thereby allowing Unionists not to lose anything and Nationalists gaining something.

    An excellent compromise, but I think unionists rejected that idea, madness IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    meanwhile back at the ranch londonderry is the UK city of culture for 2013 and the G8 are meeting in fincley ophs i mean fermanagh...


    Keep clinging trollsy. Safety/comfort blankets are us dot com (or should that be dot ie now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Global Justice View Post


    Keep clinging trollsy. Safety/comfort blankets are us dot com (or should that be dot ie now)
    my dear are you saying that londonderry is not the UK city of culture for 2013 and the G8 are not meeting in fermanagh...
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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