Blind Nationalism and Queen Elizabeth 11

‘I am writing to you in relation to a motion which has been submitted by
Councillor Louise Minihan in opposition to a British state visit by the
‘British Queen’ to the twenty six counties. I am totally opposed to such a visit and am calling on you support the motion when it comes up for debate and vote. I trust that you will publicly support both the motion and the sentiment contained within it.’

Brian Cowen’s government is set to invite Elizabeth Windsor on an official state visit, most likely in the summer of 2011. The only thing that can stop the ‘British queen’ from walking the streets of Dublin and elsewhere is people power. It’s easy to join the campaign to stop the British royal visit. Read on to see how you can help.

As you read this email there are more than 5,000 British combat troops,
9,000 paramilitary police and 100s of MI5 operatives occupying six Irish
counties. Thousands more British soldiers are taking part in the
Anglo-American occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. All of these forces are loyal to one person, the head of the British state and British armed forces, one Elizabeth Windsor, aka the ‘British Queen’.

Dublin City Council is scheduled to debate a motion opposing a British
royal visit to the Twenty-Six Counties at their monthly meeting on
September 6. The text of the motion, which was submitted by éirígí’s
Councillor Louise Minihan, reads:

“That this council notes with deep concern the proposal for a state visit to the Twenty Six Counties by the British head of state. Such a visit would be entirely inappropriate whilst the British state continues to implement imperialist policies and commit human rights abuses across the world, most notably in Afghanistan, Iraq and here in Ireland. This council calls on the Dublin government to abandon its plans to invite the British head of state to Ireland and on behalf of the proud citizens of this city we declare that Elizabeth Windsor is not welcome in Dublin.”

Dear Mr Scullin,

Maybe I will respond with

“That this City Council notes the number of unreconstructed nuts in Ireland whose olfactory organs are so damaged that they are incapable of smelling the roses, thus condemning themselves to fighting ancient wars when a truce has been called and the whole world has passed on.

“Then came the Great War: Every institution, almost, in the world was
strained. Great Empires have been overturned. The whole map of Europe has been changed. The position of countries has been violently altered. The modes of thought of men, the whole outlook on affairs, the grouping of parties, all have en countered violent and tremendous changes in the deluge of the world. But as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short, we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again. The integrity of their quarrel is one of the few institutions that has been unaltered in the cataclysm which has swept the world. (1922 Churchill)

Here I live in a world set in train by the Coal and Steel Community where Germans and French,Hungarians and Romanians, Poles and Germans, Irish and English can share sovereignty in the common good.

And I wake up and see Eirigi and fellow-travellers and feel sad. Yes,”Sad” that Ireland can produce such people of low self-esteem that they have to be against something; such low self-esteem that somehow the Queen of England, granddaugher of German immigrants can cause such a reaction. These peopls should follow the comedy of Prince Philip the Greek, Prince Charles of Private Eye and have a good laugh.

The lyrics “When will they ever learn” Apply.

Dr Bill Tormey Dublin City Councillor and European Integrationist
Fine Gael