Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Belfast Flag Protests, Dinosuars, Stormont & Task Force 2000

Irish Real Road Racing Motorcycle Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland

Despite currently being elsewhere, the news from Belfast is as usual, no less depressing – everything from flag protests to the Government’s latest phase of Operation Gridlock – as if the continuing severe recession wasn’t enough for the city traders to contend with.

Before being lambasted for daring to mention the long running Belfast flag protests, one does defend the right to peaceful protest which is after all a vital part of a democratic society - likewise the right to free speech and freedom of expression which has been incorporated into United Kingdom law by the Human Rights Act 1998.

Whilst for moi, the violence at these protests is no doubt a worrying development which has to cease, probably of more concern to many is our alleged holier than holy Leicestershire Constabulary refugee Chief Constable Matt Baggott, who along with other senior officers – allegedly appears to be increasingly under the impression Germany won World War Two!!

Perhaps more interesting though was a seemingly innocuous little reported news item from Stormont regarding the defeat of a DUP amendment to remove any reference to the Belfast Agreement - the very same ambiguous anti-democratic Belfast Agreement that spawned what is surely the most anti-democratic government in the civilised western world. A fact which prompted moi to compare the foregoing with Task Force 2000 and the MCUI-UC aka Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited, which governs motorcycle racing in this wee country of ours – much like one would compare the meerkat.

Whilst Task Force 2000 has had its alleged prequels and still on-going nonsensical sequels – the Belfast Agreement, also occasionally lovingly referred as the Good Friday Agreement, was nonetheless Sunningdale for slow learners. And the similarities continue with the sequels - the St Andrews Agreement, the Hillsborough Castle Agreement along with numerous other ambiguous agreements and disagreements – yet the status quo remains unchanged. Northern Ireland is a divided society, with too many alleged self-serving politicians at the helm of an unfit for purpose undemocratic government.

If not mirror images of each other, there are for sure many startling similarities between the Stormont pantomime and the alleged farcical Task Force 2000 and MCUI-UC. The Dinosaurs appear to be either incapable or unwilling to seriously tackle the motorcycle real road racing safety issues, or is it perhaps because they simply aren’t all that interested?

Save Our Sport From Evil

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