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    Default Historically, why are the Irish hated...

    ... in the Anglosphere? why did the Irish get such a bad doing round the entire English speaking world? When you put it all in context it actually doesn't add up. The Americans had a revolution because of taxation without representation. They went to war with Britain. The Irish went to war, albeit, a terrorist type guerilla war. The Scottish Presbyterians were more or less the people who started some the kind of political violence in Ireland we're used to - against the British state. The Scots have a long history of rebellion, especially when it comes to their religion being threatened. Then you have the whole Highland thing. I can't think of a single thing about the Welsh, but I'm sure someone will add it.

    I don't believe it was just the religious issue, England had it's fair share of RCs, many of them from very wealth established families.
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    The question is, why are you such an annoying pr*ck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staropramen View Post
    The question is, why are you such an annoying pr*ck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staropramen View Post
    The question is, why are you such an annoying pr*ck?
    I just thought that he was drunk.

    Although he sounds like he may have read Andrew Roberts's book, "A History of the English Speaking People from 1900". Now that's a bigoted anti-Irish book.
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    We are not. This is a wind-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureTaoiseach View Post
    We are not. This is a wind-up.
    He is a plant from PULSE. A wind up merchant. Ignore him and he will die off.

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    The Irish are not hated ...what gives you the idea that they are?.........You may be have one of those identity moments....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cato View Post
    I just thought that he was drunk.

    Although he sounds like he may have read Andrew Roberts's book, "A History of the English Speaking People from 1900".
    You presume too much, he has read a book? The Beano Annual 97'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by staropramen View Post
    he is a plant from pulse. A wind up merchant. Ignore him and he will die off.
    pulse?

    Also; what does 'RC' in the OP stand for?
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    Another Loyalist troll thread.....nothing to see here folks.

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