25 years ago today
As I walked towards my morning coffee in the St Giles' Cafe in Oxford 25 years ago today I passed a newly painted graffito on the wall of The Lamb and Flag - "Bobby Sands - 1981 Daily Mirror Slimmer of the Year". If only, that might have been something to be proud of and remember. But it is worth remembering that 100,000 people turned up to his funeral to show support for the shitty scumbag, and their wallowing in the misery of being The Most Oppressed People Ever (tm - The Irish) means they share the guilt.
What a pity the leaders didn't starve to death along with their poor stupid footsoldiers.
Bobby Sands died 5th May 1981..
Willie Frazer, director of Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (Fair), said people had to remember why the hunger strikers had been jailed.
His group plans to publish a booklet showing the background of the seven IRA and three INLA prisoners who died.
"There is a lot of romanticism painted about the hunger strikers by republicans," he said.
"The booklet we are producing will show these men in their true light.
"We want to remind people these were not, as republicans like to portray it, freedom fighters who became martyrs. People need to remember what they did before they went to jail."