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giannineo

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Re: PSNI Role reversal
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2007, 06:59:26 PM »
None of them could beat an egg or Big Al with an egg.

AL CAPONE

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Re: PSNI Role reversal
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2007, 07:05:06 PM »
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IrishPost

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Re: PSNI Role reversal
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2007, 03:06:37 AM »
Two great posts there. I enjoyed reading them. Keep posts like these ones coming please.

You won't get quality debate when serious posts are treated as a joke and  there is a complete break down of the thread caused by the failure to remain on topic.

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giannineo

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Re: PSNI Role reversal
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2007, 08:04:16 PM »
Irishpost,point taken ,but is it not in the nature of Norn Irn folk to have a wee banter along the way?
       Anyway,back to the thread.To draw a comparison with the PSNI future.Today is the 300th. Anniversary of the approval of the Act of Union between Scotland and England and now there is a clamour for yet another debate re the future of that union based on rights and wrongs of the actions of the  "Parcel of Rogues" 300 years ago."Aye,the Duke of Queensberry should have done. ,and Lord Hamilton should have showed his hand to his fellow peers earlier".Many people cling to rights or wrongs of the past,(and certainly we have to take stock of history to prevent mistakes of the past recurring) but this sort of regurgitation of old hatred only blocks the path of progress and keeps alive the divisions.The thing that will halt moving forward for the better in Northern Ireland is too much of clinging defensively to the past and not giving the future a chance.
      Somewhere along the road, the people of Northern Ireland will have to compromise on the future of all things"Northern Ireland" if we are to rid the province of the hatred of the past;and this applies to the future of the PSNI.
      If Sinn Fein back the PSNI  and the unionists do so to,it will give no credulity to anti PSNI  lobbies.Then the format of the PSNI can be sorted out gradually to take into account the aspirations of the masses for the general good of everyone.
      It is about time optmism and compromise entered the Norn Irn rich vocabulary.
     
         

IrishPost

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Re: PSNI Role reversal
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2007, 03:40:56 AM »
Irishpost,point taken ,but is it not in the nature of Norn Irn folk to have a wee banter along the way?

Anyway,back to the thread. ..

Giannineo, I guess it is human nature 'to have a wee banter along the way', but it does the credibility of a Forum no good when the participants wander from topic to topic and eventually the theme of the original topic/thread goes way off the rails.

I have no argument with your summary of the past or current situation in Northern Ireland and nor would I wish to.

I am a citizen of another country and my loyalties are to that country but I regard Ireland as the mother country and I am proud of my heritage but I have absolutely no desire to become involved in an argument, debate or even 'to have a wee banter along the way' on the current or past political situation of Northern Ireland.

Throughout the UK and Irish Police Forces there is debate on the recruitment of foreign nationals to their police forces and it also extends to their military forces.

The topic of this thread as raised by the member Twocoats was and I quote,

"Did we ever think that it would be possible to have a Polish Police force in N. Ireland?"

That question, as quoted, was my only reason for becoming involved in the thread.

Anyhow, thanks for your reply.

Cheers.


giannineo

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Re: PSNI Role reversal
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2007, 10:13:42 PM »
Irishpost,no doubt Poles and other nationals will one day join the Police Forces within the U.K. but I reckon that day is far off.
     Maybe as Europe really becomes integrated we might even have a European Police Force and European Army,who knows.

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Re: PSNI Role reversal
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2007, 05:22:14 PM »
Polish immigrants who want to join police are 'mercenaries' claims republican group
[Published: Belfast Telegraph Tuesday 23, January 2007 - 12:16]

By Brendan McDaid

Polish immigrants in the North West seeking to join the PSNI were today issued with a warning by Republican Sinn Fein that they will be viewed as " collaborators" and "mercenaries".

As the policing debate heats up in the region, the dissident political group linked to the Continuity IRA today branded reports that 1,000 Polish people have applied to join the force "deeply disturbing".

The Polish Welfare Association in Derry said they had no comment to make on the RSF statement.

Police in Derry meanwhile were earlier today preparing a response to the comments.

A RSF spokesman said that while the party welcomed migrant workers of into the Irish workforce, they were opposed to Polish people applying to join the police "in an apparent effort to fulfil their sectarian headcount in relation to recruits from a Catholic background".

He said: "We wish to state categorically that the Polish people should not allow themselves to become involved in a dispute which is not their own.

"As representatives of a nation which has suffered occupation under successive malign powers, and was partitioned out of existence, members of the Polish community should know better than to collaborate with an occupying power.

"The actions of those who seek enlistment in the RUC can only be judged as those of mercenaries."

He added that any Irish people who have either enlisted in or applied to join what he termed the "British colonial police" would be condemned.

He said: "Our position on the current issue is very clear: the only attitude of true republicans to the British colonial police is one of eternal hostility."

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Re: PSNI Role reversal
« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2007, 05:33:15 PM »
Irishpost,no doubt Poles and other nationals will one day join the Police Forces within the U.K. but I reckon that day is far off.
     Maybe as Europe really becomes integrated we might even have a European Police Force and European Army,who knows.

The United Nations do a good job in that respect. What's the point in having a similar European organisation ???

giannineo

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Re: PSNI Role reversal
« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2007, 07:08:30 PM »
Christopher,I did not say it would be a good idea to have a European Police Force,but it may happen one day that we have a Policing System in Europe bound by the same laws...who knows.
     What exactly do the United Nations do in the way of Policing,other than a few countries in the world where they may police in the way that an army would?Just asking ,not arguing.