W.F. Marshall

Belfast Telegraph Letters 23rd July 2004 Dear Sir, I recently received, with my copy of the Belfast Telegraph, a brochure for the Maiden City Festival.  The organisers of this Festival are to be commended for their diligence in producing a wide and varied programme of such intellectual and artistic interest. I note that the Centre for British Studies are again

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Parades Commission

Belfast Telegraph Letters 5th May 2004 Dear Sir, I read with interest the article by Michael McHugh (BT 4/5/04) concerning the Orange Orders relationship with the Parades Commission. Unless I am mistaken and in spite of the statements of the ‘spokeswoman’, your paper has, in recent years, carried numerous stories about Orange Lodges “engaging in direct dialogue” with the Parades

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Orange Discipline

Belfast Telegraph Letters 10th April 2004 Dear Sir, May I support the sentiments expressed by such a senior and respected Orangeman as Dr. Warren Porter. (BT 9/4/04) It is significant, given Dr. Porters standing within the Orange Order, that, he should acknowledge that proper discipline should have been exercised long ago. However given the comments by the Order’s spokeswoman it is

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Ulster Unionist Party and Dissent

UUP trio following in footsteps of de Valera The present dilemma facing us all because of the present crisis within the Ulster Unionist Party, requires some reflection both historically and ethically. There are those within the Ulster Unionist Party who will not accept the democratic decision of the meeting, of the Ulster Unionist Council, on Monday 16th June. Ironically, these

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Ulster Unionist Party

“Finance may concentrate minds on breaking the link” Rite & Reason The best interests of both the Orange Order and the Ulster Unionist Party would be served by a redefinition of their relationship, says Brian Kennaway. Over the past few years the relationship between the Orange Institution and the Ulster Unionist Party has been the subject of some discussion.  The

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The Shame of Drumcree

“Orange Order in shame . . . we reap what we sow” Opinion After another Drumcree marked by Orange Order violence, the Rev Brian Kennaway challenges the Order to deal with those members who breach the principles of the institution “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7) Like

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Orange Discipline

“Don’t expect the order to discipline Orangemen” OPINION The prospect of Orangemen being disciplined by the order for taking part in the violence at Drumcree on Sunday is remote, writes Brian Kennaway Following the violence at Drumcree again on Sunday night, the Executive Officer of the Orange Order, George Patton, said: “We will be investigating. . . we will deal

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