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From: Sean Mac Lochlainn <>
Subject: Re: Irish Crown Jewels Affair
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 17:16:15 -0800
In article <>,
(Mike Fisher) wrote:
>By no means all Irish Catholics are anti-British and even now
>(82 years after the separation of the 26 counties from the UK)
>many young Catholic men from the Republic of Ireland still
>come to the UK to join the British armed forces. There are
>also many Catholics, who are (and who regard themselves as)
>Irish who live in the North of Ireland -- and considerable
>numbers of them join the British armed forces too. It is a
>myth that all Catholics born in Ireland (or having ancestry
>there) are anti-British.
Have you stopped beating your wife Mike?
I could say that not everyone in Britain is anti-Irish, but a
contradictory message is conveyed by such a sentence.
"Many" and "considerable" are words that do not seem to occupy
the same level of magnitude in your understanding as they do in
mine. Considerable numbers of northern Catholics joining the
British armed forces, that is laughable. Try using the
words "some" or "few" and you are nearer the mark.
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