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Old 11-18-2017, 07:01 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by grants70 View Post
While we are on the Irish topic, Britain was responsible for the Irish Famine. It's stripping of land from the Irish and giving it to absentee British landlords and the Corn laws ensured the Irish lived in poverty and their main staple became the humble potato, which was easy and cheap to grow.
Britain killed the Irish language by banning the population from speaking irish and banning it's teaching in schools.
Unionist domination in the North of Ireland (backed firmly by Britain) deprived Nationalists from voting, from employment, from proper education and housing. Apartheid Northern Ireland style, which existed for half a century after partition until Nationalist protests led to some belated civil rights improvements. That and much more are the root cause of the birth of the Provisional IRA and The Troubles.

Also, briefly:
Britain put Saddam Hussein in power.
Britain deliberately interfered with Nigeria's independence elections so its allies in the North would dominate the country after independence.
Britain enslaved the globe to secure their tea supplies.
Britain invented slums and child labor.
Britain burned Joan of Arc at the stake.
got the right of that there Grants, might have to make you an honorable taig for a day.

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