The north is in uproar. Having confined their activities to destroying their own dung pits unionists have now moved to nationalist areas to foment violence. And what is the view of FF on all this? They have kept silent. They have no opinion. That is because they do not care. When the DUP accused the government of FF in the late '60's of giving birth to the provisionals Michael Martin was very quickly out of the blocks to defend his party's position appearing on the media in the north to ensure that the message got through. But now they are sitting idly by and watching their fellow Irish being attacked by the mob. So much for their move north? Were are the statements from Mount Street. Were are the interviews on northern media? Were are their northern representatives who walked Matt Baggott through Crossmaglen. Have FF ran away? So much for the Republican Party. It is clear that their republicanism is a 26 county republicanism. They have became FG.