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Birmingham bombings: ‘IRA mole tipped off police’

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10 feb. 2016

It was one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles, with 21 people being killed after explosives detonated inside two busy pubs. Now, a coroner has been told that an IRA informant may have tipped off police before the Birmingham bombings took place. The claim was made by a representative of the victims’ families, who want the inquest to be reopened more than 40 years after it was adjourned.

Birmingham Pub Bombing (1974): Julie Hambleton and Paddy Hill standing together for justice

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20 nov. 2016

This piece first broadcast on 18 Nov 2016. Televised on UK’s regional television BBC One – West Midlands. Programme (Program) – Midlands Today
 
The Blonde Git
My Grandfather was the first photographer that night, He always told me it was the most horrifying sight his ever seen, I’m still so very proud of him for staying there to help document this unforgettable moment in Birmingham.
john butler
if julie hambleton kinew what a republican was in ireland i doubt she would want to know mr hill and mr hill has stated he is a republican green green green so although his father had been a soldier and his brothers also is it not strange he supports the struggle and after all he was going to an ira persons funeral that tells it all

The Wrongful Imprisonment Of The Birmingham Six | Good Morning Britain


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28 jun. 2016

Paddy Hill, one of the ‘Birmingham Six’ wants justice.

Birmingham pub bombings: IRA suspect Hayes issues apology – BBC News

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10 jul. 2017

 
A self-confessed IRA bomb maker who has said he was part of the group responsible for the Birmingham pub bombings has issued an apology.
Twenty-one people were killed on 21 November 1974 when bombs exploded in two city centre pubs.
Six innocent men were wrongfully convicted. No-one has ever been brought to justice for one of the worst single losses of life in the Troubles.
Michael Christopher Hayes said he was sorry innocent people were killed.
The 69-year-old, who now lives in south Dublin, refused to say who planted the bombs in the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town, but said he was speaking out to give “the point of view of a participant”.
 
Irish Countryman
R.I.P. to all those that died in the Birmingham pub bombings. An awful act to carry out.
Greg Lyons
There is a book by now deceased Sean O Callaghan a former IRA informer called”informer”where he mentions a man called Mick Hayes quite a lot.Judging by what I’ve read this is the same guy.Its a good read and if you have an interest in the troubles then its worth getting.
Gerard Ryan
Attrocities were carried out on all sides. Thankfully there is peace and people have a chance of normality.
Mark Smith
I feel for the victims in birmingham i live in brum.. but i also feel for the ex soldiers who are being prosecuted.. For me the essence of the good Friday agreement is to forget what happen before and move forward.. Drawing a line in the sand
 
Stephen Doran
I’m a republican but there was something creepy about this guy and I wouldn’t trust a word he says
 
 
 
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Sonny Jim
This is why, when it comes to major crimes like this, a simple confession should not be enough to get a conviction. The Birmingham Six and the Guildford Four were convicted solely based on their confessions which they were forced to give. There was no evidence to link them with these acts of terror. IMO, these confessions should have never been allowed. Apart from the victims themselves, the real tragedy of this crime is that the real bombers have still not been caught.
 
 
 
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Lee O'Donoghue
Fair play to him he is a and he had No Idea How Destructive It Has Been
 
 
 
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steve green
how did he know where to find the third bomb…? how did he know he had time to defuse it…? if he knew where the third bomb was and when it was timed to go off he must have known where and when the others were going go off. how can this guy not be taken in as an acsessory to murder…? he clearly was involved closesly with what was going on. how can he not be charged with beinf accessory to this just on the strength of what hes already admitted ?
 
 
 
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liamo love boxing
This man is the real bomber and he is telling the truth,if you look up the drama based on the makening off the world in action but put into a drama he tells the journalist what he said in this interview and much more look it up it’s very good ,
 
 
 
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Acid life
Yes the government is responsible the police who fitted them up are responsible these are the people who truly need to be held to account if you can’t see that you’ll never see it remember innocent people went to prison Conlan Paddy he’ll never recovered may God Have Mercy on all our souls
 
 
 
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Jonsson
I’m calling the lie on the Harley rd bomb. A policeman accidentally activated the detonator on that bomb when he was prodding the bag with his truncheon, but the bomb didn’t go off. If you’re defusing a bomb, you don’t leave the detonator active.
 
 
 
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Greg Lyons
In Sean o Callaghans book ‘informer’ this guy was mentioned a lot and was held to be something of a simple minded buffoon.In this interview he comes accross as a bit of a fool,but a dangerous one nonetheless.
 
 
 
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Gordon Wade
Lock him up and throw away the key
 
 
 
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Jack Black
The Birmingham Six spent some 17 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Confessions were beaten out of them by police and prison staff in what can only be described as torture by the British state (mock executions, letting attack dogs within a foot of them). Heavy handed action by those in Authority were an unnecessary shot to the foot, and those responsible should be ashamed. Britain’s international reputation for impartial justice was badly degraded. Although prosecuted, all those responsible for the beatings were acquitted in trials presided over by clearly bias judges. Jack, the Japan Alps Brit
Meer tonen
 
 
 
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bluethunder
If He didn’t do the bombs he says later on. How the hell did he know exactly where the 3rd bomb was he allegedly defused!
 
 
 
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JonathanAnon
How about a new investigation in to the Dublin and Monaghan bombings as well, and the British State’s support for the operation. Have Sky News any interest in discussing that? Or is “terrorist” a term that Sky only use for Irish people?
 
 
 
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Edward O Grady
Honestly, what has this man got left to lose by coming forward and admitting his part in planting the bombs, and finally giving the family’s of the victims of the victims some sort of closure. When you look into this pathetic creatures eyes as he explains about defusing the third bomb, you can see that he’s already dead inside anyway, so at least give the relatives the information they need before his paltry existence ends. The same has to go for all terrorists (loyalist & republican alike) who try to see out their meaningless lives with some imaginary & self constructed sense of normality. Give the families of your victims peace before you depart, and I can only hope that the ghosts of all the innocent victims you murderd during this awful period haunt you all to your grave.
Meer tonen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stopcruelty againstanimals
So is this guy going to be arrested and charged?! he has admitted he participated in a crime in an interview, What ever his role in the bombings,21 people lost their lives, and many others were injured. Or is the UK government and British Police force, just going to let this man, live his twilight years in peace and freedom!
 
 
 
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K F
Sad that innocent life was loss. This entire conflict was avoidable if the British removed themselves from NI and didn’t support Unionist oppression. IRA were backed into a corner
 
 
 
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Blank
He sounds like he’s lying tbh
 
 
 
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Edward Staunton
No other country in the world would be ok with being invaded by another country and being systematically excluded and then murdered by the enlisted death squads of an invading colonizer, when will we get an apology for the millions of Irish people tortured and murdered for the crime of living next door to a bigger country with Imperial goals
 
 
 
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Monarchist 18
Our Government would prosecute British soldiers for doing their job but refused to lay a finger on self confessed terrorists
 
 
 
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Curtis Carpenter
newer and more effective laws to combat this crime.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FieldMarshalRommel23
This was a terribly unjust action but was nothing compared to the atrocities inflicted upon the Irish by the British. The black and tans made the Gestapo look like boy scouts…
 
 
 
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Douglas Ballantine
Lmao this entire comment section is a loud of ‘buts’ and ‘ifs’. Can anyone here not appreciate that a man could soon be brought to justice for being part of a bombing that killed dozens and injured more, or do you have to go on about British oppression, and what else Britain has done in its colonial history.
 
 
 
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revol148
Of course if he were a member of the British military admitting to such a crime during “the troubles” he probably would have been arrested and charged, there would almost certainly be a feature length film made about the atrocity by a leftist British filmmaker whose name doesn’t necessarily have to be Loach, a full scale public enquiry costing millions of taxpayers money to already wealthy lawyers, an apology in parliament and endless youtube videos with the comment sections below packed full of Irish Catholics banging on about British war crimes…….but no instead a man admits to playing a part in a bombing campaign and happily walks free.
 
 
 
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The EdBaron
Jeremy Corbyn: ‘I commemorate all those who died fighting for a united Ireland’ Nice one Jeremy, you’re fit to be the British Prime Minister.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Gibbons
If you can do that without facing jail time all is not well in the world.
 
 
 
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Conor Gilsenan
Why didn’t they just get the peaky blinders after us lol. Garrison went boom boom 😂😂😂
 
 
 
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Jojo keavy
“Real Volunteers”…. Never Talk🤐
 
 
 
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James Greene
True Irishman and Freedom Fighter
 
 
 
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TheMasterSmiffy
i like the way ye locked up 6 innocent people for 20 years, but that was blown over… typical
 
 
 
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Malcom Xpat
So why wasn’t he arrested and charged?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jellyfish
“I had no intention of hurting you…” says the bomb maker…… what???
 
 
 
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Robert Draper
A US pattern DPM jacket and Digital DPM cap, I cant respect anyone with the inability to coordinate, call the revolutionary fashion police.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAD LEPRECHAUN
Should never talk about his involvement.
 
 
 
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Justin OConnor
War brings war. PEACE BRING PEACE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ant1984
If he was sayn he had a roll in tat bomb talkn bout it he’d be dead
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
dwan robinson
Wth. As a black American, I thought the cocaine Cowboys was crazy.
 
 
 
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Mark Paul
Love u mick x
 
 
 
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Therealthing
Hate the bombs not the bomber and love your enemy.
 
 
 
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Michael Heery
When i see old PAISLEY videos and BIBLE i can see he aroused so much HATRED..
 
 
 
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Basharat Ullah
The Troubles could start again with dup coming in Coronation with the Conservatives
 
 
 
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Jordan x
 
 
 
 
Liam lll
Where In Ireland is he from 🇮🇪
 
 
 
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dave h
I had a cousin killed in this
 
 
 
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mark ass brownlee
J I M M Y S A V I L E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
nxbz
why pay TV license? free here
 
 
 
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Chetan Biswas
We are still waiting for the public apology for all those islamic terrorist bombings. When will be come?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liam B
I want Britain out of Ireland, this isnt how its done though gun on gun only in my opinion
 
 
 
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Justin OConnor
Hes true IRA no surrender
 
 
 
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Robert Brady
 
 
 
 
Seamus Sweeney
Faire play Volinter Hayes
 
 
 
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Dublad32 Eire
There were a lot more innocent killed on our island buy the hand of your government ….. terrible times for all involved …..to the aul Vol ya should of left the past behind ya and kept Ur mouth shut !!!
 
 
 
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User
🇮🇪 Good Job, should have left the third one 🔥😉
 
 
 
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Óglach na hÉireann
Teann Brits abhaile!
 
 
 
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Boxing Sports vec
also another man michael Murray from Birmingham IRA was involved RIP Michael. died of a heart attack great Irish soldier.
 
 
 
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ant1984
Real ira man don’t talk
 
 
 
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Frank Gannon
The I.R.A Southern command carried out the bombings. Watch “the year London blew up” & ye can see an unknown Chris O’ Dowd play the role of an oglach (volunteer) Harry Duggan. 😂😂
 
 
 
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Kevin Stevens
Bring back the black and tans
 
 
 
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CITY LOYAL
We want justice.
 
 
 
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Slsksksjsks Sks
I’m sure Corbyn will apologise next!
 
 
 
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jingoist 99
G I Joe murphy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cillian Holly
England get out of Ireland
 
 
 
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Justin OConnor
Cold just like the brit army
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phillip Scannell
 
 
 
 
Is Sounds
 
 
 
 
King John
Get some shebeen on Tiocfaidh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andy 47
Walter mitty wanting a sick sense of merit
 
 
 
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1Loveland
Let Ireland go
 
 
 
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Mad Man Moon
ENGLAND GET OUT OF IRELAND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K43mc
UTR END BRITISH RULE 🇮🇪
 
 
 
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Al De Niro
Jeremy Corbyn’s mate apologises.
 
 
 
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Paul Ashford
No surrender the queens a bender
Óglach na hÉireann
Bua No Bas. Troid ar son na Saoirse. A Mhic na hEireann.
STORMY NATERO
ARREST HIM AS A TERRORIST NO EXCEPTIONS.

1 Paddy Hill of the Birmingham Six is released

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8 dec. 2010

Paddy Hill of the Birmingham Six is released.

2 Paddy Hill – BBC HARDtalk

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1 jun. 2016

A coroner in the UK has ordered that the inquests into the deaths of 21 people killed when the IRA bombed two pubs in Birmingham more than 40 years ago should be resumed. The original hearings were stopped in 1975, when six men were convicted. The “Birmingham Six” were eventually acquitted in 1991 after what is regarded as one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in British legal history. One of those men, Paddy Hill, spoke to HARDtalk in 2011.

3 The Birmingham Six: Spotlight 1991

16 jan. 2013

Spotlight 06th March 1991, Birmingham Six freed after 16 years. The Birmingham Six walk free from jail after their convictions for the murder of 21 people in two pubs are quashed by the Court of Appeal.
 
IMPORTANT VIDEO
 
Minute 17: Fairness
 
Gareth Fox
As a British man who was once proud to have served as a prison officer for 17 years in high security jails, I now feel shame at the long list of atrocities we have committed on others. Our media would regularly portray the PIRA as rabid dogs without once questioning who was responsible for imposing the conditions that led to the troubles in the first place. Or if the Civil Rights Activists in the late 60’s had not been so brutally repressed, would there have even been a PIRA. But to then use those troubles as an excuse to step outside the rule of law (that we enforced on Catholics) whenever it suited our purpose, is in itself criminal. Whenever this is questioned the default position of the British Government is to invoke the spectre of National Security. Having served on wings and units that held PIRA prisoners, I found myself impressed by their self discipline, their political and historical knowledge and their thirst for education.
celticlofts
My heart goes out to the families of the victims of the bombing but we can’t compound one injustice by pepertrating another. The police knew those men were innocent and concocted evidence against them in an effort to satisfy public outrage. Sadly in Britain when an Englshman goes before the courts the prosecution has to prove his guilt, when and Irishman appears in an English court he has to prove his innocence.
n0ka
8 judges is not a miscarriage of justice. Its blatent
Andrew Harrington
The media continue to carry out trials by media in cases such as this. There needs to be complete media embargoes until a verdict has been reached during any trial. It is the only way to ensure that jurors do not come into cases already pre-programmed as to their view of the defendants innocence or guilt. Headlines like, “Got the Bastards” is just going to lead jurors to believe the guilt of the defendants.
Damien Lindsay
Birmingham six, Guildford four and 100’s of young Irishmen across the six counties tortured and framed by the British establishment.
freemindthinker ezrapound
Useful expendables of what the elite call, the great game
lamotta00
The real bombers are named in a documentary on line
 
 
Kris Cleane
Where were the Irish government- Jesus. Oppression and injustice leads to hatred, anger and retaliation. Let’s hope the British have learnt from their corruption and criminal acts
Gg Ff
Still happening today look up the craigavon 2

4 The Birmingham Six Release, Live Broadcast. R.T.E. 1991

23 jan. 2013

The Birmingham Six Releae, live broadcast at the time, the picture clears up one minute into footage.

Birmingham pub bombings: inquests re-opened?

 

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It’s almost 42 years since the Birmingham pub bombings, but tomorrow a coroner will decide whether to reopen the inquests into the 21 people killed in the attacks.

The Pogues – Birmingham Six – performed by Greenland Whalefishers with Lyrics – Tribute and Respect

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Paddy Hill – The British Justice System!

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27 aug. 2018

Paddy Hill gave an interview to Liam Galvin in 2001 & this part of the interview seems even more relevant today. Paddy talks about Police Corruption & Being Convicted of a Crime he did not Commit! Interview Liam Galvin. Producer Yvette Rowland. Camera Nick Sherrard. Footage supplied by www.unlicensedboxing.com

Birmingham pub bombings: Paddy Hill, one of the Birmingham Six, speaks

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1 jun. 2016

Speaking outside court, Paddy Hill, one of the six men wrongly convicted of the bombings, welcomes the decision to order new inquests.
 
Gary Singlewood
He’s aged the poor man he deserves the upmost respect nothing can compensate what he’s been through
Bernard Dover
so ill and still fighting.. what a man

5 Paddy Hill – The Birmingham 6 – Brutal Interview

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20 mei 2015

In an interview with Liam Galvin Paddy Hill from The Birmingham 6 talks about Police Corruption, Being Convicted of a Crime he did not Commit , Prison Violence, Mad Frankie Fraser, The Krays & how prison life changes you. Originally an interview about ‘Mad’ Frank Fraser Paddy talks passionately & gives the Brutal Truth of Life in Prison. Interview Liam Galvin. Producer Yvette Rowland. Camera Nick Sherrard. Footage supplied by www.unlicensedboxing.com
 
IMPORTANT: at minute 10

6 What the Papers Say on Birmingham Six release and Sunday Times Iraq War hubris

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13 mrt. 2016

A classic edition of What the Papers Say from March 1991.Mark Lawson covers the release of the Birmingham Six on appeal, and the hubristic comments from The Sunday Times on the end of the first Gulf War. I think the red nose that appears on the Lord Chief Justice’s face at the end is a reference to Comic Relief broadcast the same day?

7 Guildford Four inquiry papers show reconviction attempts – Emma Vardy

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27 okt. 2016

©BBC 2016 – COPYRIGHT REMAINS WITH THE ORIGINAL OWNER AND IS USED FOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY. NO FINANCIAL GAIN IS MADE FROM THIS VIDEO.
 
Previously unseen files from an inquiry into the case indicate persistent attempts to try to “reconvict” the Guildford Four who were accused of exploding two bombs in October 1974.
 
Gerry Conlon (pictured), Paddy Armstrong, Paul Hill and Carole Richardson, who always protested their innocence, served 15 years before their convictions were quashed by the Court of Appeal in 1989.
 
Emma Vardy spoke to Gerry Conlon’s sister in Northern Ireland along with a Guildford Four solicitor and a friend of Mr Conlon.

8 MUA Melbourne meeting 2011 Gerry Conlon Part 2

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10 aug. 2011

Gerry Conlon talking at the MUA Conference Melbourne 2011 Debra Weddall of Untited Productions

9 Gerry Conlon and Paddy Hill speaking at the University of Limerick, School of Law

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18 mrt. 2014

Gerry Conlon (Guildford Four) and Paddy Joe Hill (Birmingham Six) recently gave a talk ‘Miscarriages of Justice’ at the University of Limerick. The event was organised by the Cluster for Understanding Emotions in Society (CUES), School of Law, UL. Tuesday 18th March 2014.

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Birmingham Pub Bombings Cover Up 2016-06-01

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3 jun. 2016

Paddy Hill exposes Birmingham Pub Bombings False Flag Operation. Birmingham Police Corruption up to the highest levels of Government.
 
 

12 The Year London Blew Up – 1974 (Channel 4 2005)

 

19 feb. 2017

Told through documentary, drama and first-hand accounts, this revealing film is a unique account of the most ruthless IRA bombing campaign ever to hit mainland Britain.
Producer Mark Hayhurst
Writer Mark Hayhurst
Starring Michael Colgan, Chris O’Dowd
Production Company Blast! Films
Broadcaster Channel4

Fifty explosions rocked the capital at a rate of one per week, leaving 35 people dead and scores more maimed for life. They assassinated the TV personality Ross McWhirter after he announced a £50,000 bounty for their capture. They bombed the flat of former Prime Minister Ted Heath. They bombed Selfridge’s and Harrods. They killed innocent bystanders like Professor Gordon Hamilton-Fairley, the country’s leading cancer specialist. They even set off bombs in pillar boxes, patenting the ‘come-on’ booby trap to target bomb disposal officers. They were also responsible for the pub bombings for which the Guildford Four were wrongly and notoriously convicted.

England had never seen anything like it. The Prevention of Terrorism Act was rushed through Parliament and properties were sand-bagged as if it was wartime. The gang was operating on the principle that one bomb in London was worth ten in Belfast , and they brought ‘The Troubles’ home with extraordinary ferocity. Throughout they lived quietly in safe houses in London , undetected by a massive police operation and the intelligence services, until they lost their discipline and started driving through Mayfair crazily firing their sub-machine guns like Chicago gangsters.

Finally, the police were waiting. In Operation Combo they had flooded the West End with 3,000 men. After a breakneck car chase and gun fight, the gang were cornered in Balcombe Street . The ensuing siege saw an elderly couple – the Matthews – held hostage at gunpoint for five terrifying days in their Marylebone flat while TV cameras zoomed in on the scene around the clock.

13 ITV documentary: The Birmingham Six: Their Own Story (tx. 18.03.1991)

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Why are crooked cops NEVER prosecuted?
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/…
Wrongful Imprisonment – ITV documentary on The Birmingham Six. Could this film be made today?
Buy this and other World In Action documentaries here
http://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Action-…
Comparisons this case to modern day Muslim ‘fit ups’.
On 21 November, 1974, the Mulberry Bush pub at the foot of the city’s Rotunda tower and the nearby Tavern in the Town, were both destroyed within minutes of each other.
Six men imprisoned for the attacks had their convictions overturned by the Court of Appeal, after 16 years in jail, in March 1991.
The Birmingham Six – Hugh Callaghan, Patrick Hill, Gerard Hunter, Richard McIlkenny, William Power and John Walker – were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1975.
Human-rights lawyer Gareth Peirce who helped free the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four is now leading the fight for justice for the family of Jean Charles de Menezes. Here she is interviewed:
I.R.A. suspects the Guildford Four and Birmingham Six spent years in jail before you secured their release. Do their cases offer lessons for today? “I think these cases were an object lesson in how not to do things. It was a very belated dawning that unless an entire national community and the reasons for the conflict were understood, and a political solution devised, there could never be an end to the armed struggle. Now that message has been ignored — there is a completely baffling and frightening failure to understand what motivates political Islam.”
So you see parallels with the current situation? “Speaking to one of the Guildford Four recently, his reaction is: “Those poor guys, those Muslims — that’s exactly what happened to us. Has nobody learned?””
The Guildford Four’s story was the subject of a film, In the Name of the Father.
In August 1975 they were sentenced to life in prison on the basis of the false confessions. The men were denied the right to appeal and forced to wait until 1987 when their case was referred to the Court of Appeal, after new evidence emerged, before being rejected.
Public protests kept the case in the spotlight until August 1990 when forensic investigations showed their confessions had been tampered with.

Granada?

14 What Happens To The Innocent

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NEW ADDRESS 54 Carlton Place, Glasgow, G59TW 0141 418 0152 Imagine being convicted and sentenced to years in prison for a crime you did not commit. Years of your life lost and the only thing in your mind while in prison is to clear your name and prove your innocence. Finally after a long struggle and fight to clear your name you get release back into society, a world that has completely changed and is totally alien to you. This film touches on some problems encountered by four miscarriages of justice victims after their release and explores the lack of help and support for these victims. Paddy Hill and John McManus also explain the work undertaken at the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation and their dream of building a retreat for the innocent. (C) William Summers & M.O.J.O www.miscarriagesofjustice.org

15 Man arrested over 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings | ITV News

18 nov. 2020

A man has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the Birmingham Pub Bombings in 1974. Twenty-one people died in the attack in which two bombs exploded in two pubs in the city centre on 21 November that year.

16 Birmingham pub bombings inquest reopened – BBC Newsnight

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2 jun. 2016

It was a ghastly piece of our recent history, but the events of November 1974 in Birmingham, have not yet been consigned to history. A senior coroner has determined that the unfinished inquests into the two pub bombings, should reopen. Is this another Hillsborough? The cases are very different – but comparisons are drawn. John Sweeney spent the day in Birmingham. His report is followed by a discussion with Julie Hambleton, whose sister Maxine was among the 21 victims in the bombings, former Met Police Commander, Bob Milton and Sean O’Callaghan, a Provisional IRA member turned informant.
 
Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

17 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 1)

28 feb. 2010

Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

18 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 2)

28 feb. 2010

Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

19 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 3)

28 feb. 2010

Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

20 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 4)

28 feb. 2010


Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

21 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 6)

28 feb. 2010

Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

22 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 6)

28 feb. 2010

Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

23 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 7)

28 feb. 2010

Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

24 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 8)

28 feb. 2010

Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

25 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 9)

28 feb. 2010

Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

26 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 10)

28 feb. 2010

Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

27 Who Bombed Birmingham? (Part 11)

 

28 feb. 2010

Director Mike Beckham draws on the facts in the case of two 1974 bomb attacks in Birmingham that left twenty-one dead, and six innocent men wrongly convicted. In this film, Beckham follows the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the “Birmingham Six” only admitted to the bombing under extreme duress, and that the five IRA members were in fact responsible for the deadly attacks.

28 Why won’t the police name the Birmingham pub bombing suspects? | Mike Graham

27 sep. 2018

Inquests in to the Birmingham pub bombing in 1974 have confirmed that the suspects will not be named. Julie Hambleton lost her sister Maxine in the explosion and talks to Mike & Dawn about her last memory of her sister and the ongoing protests surrounding the case.

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More than 44 years after the bombings, the inquests into the deaths of the bereaved loved ones conclude the victims were unlawfully killed.

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To Kill The Cabinet – Brighton Bomb Documentary – 1986

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11 okt. 2014

BBC News Special I produced and directed on the police investigation that led to the capture of Patrick Magee: the man responsible for the Brighton Bomb. On 12 October 1984, Magee made an audacious attempt to kill Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet by exploding a bomb at the Grand Hotel in Brighton during the Conservative Party Conference. The Prime Minister was unharmed but five people were killed in the attack and many more injured.
 
Broadcast on BBC1 in June 1986, around the time Magee and his accomplices were convicted of the Brighton Bomb and plotting another IRA mainland bombing campaign in 1985 when they were captured at a hideout in Glasgow in June of that year.
 
BBC Home Affairs correspondent Bill Hamilton reports in one of my first current affairs documentaries.
 
HRH Bucket
Enjoyed that history. Thanks. I was at University when that happened. I remember Norman Tebbit in his PJs getting stretchered out of the hotel. I did not like him much at the time but I felt great pity for him that day. There were some scumbags laughing at him. I could not understand their lack of empathy to another human being who was obviously in great pain!
mt6271
Good watch and very interesting. I do remember it and never really knew what the outcome was.
magna4100
Great documentary. Head and shoulders above the crap they slop out today.
 
D Grieve
“They pay up to a £100 per night for a room in one of the most fashionable spots in the heart of the West End” Oh how times have changed.
 
 
 
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Bryan from Buffalo Brian frumps
Imagine during that rescue operation not knowing if there was another bomb in there
 
 
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Masood Ahmed
Excellent documentary thanks for the upload, I was 11 yrs old when Brighton happened which was talked extensively at school, I had a few Catholic friends but they hated the IRA, today the conversation is about Muslims…how times have changed.
 
 
 
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Marcus Clark
They were proper close to getting her though werent they…cant be a coincidence that the Anglo Irish agreement happened pretty much immediately after this
 
 
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James fox
Great information and interesting to watch in 2020
 
 
 
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Graham Watts
Good work by the detectives it was terrifying how extensive the Cells bombing plans were.
 
 
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Klimey Johnston
Maggie then announced the Anglo/Irish agreement lol….big bad McGhee!
 
 
 
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Space Brains
Excellent Police-Work.
 
 
 
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El Martini
Blimey this is like the old 70s movie, day of the jacket!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Caffrey
They were so close in Brighton.
 
 
 
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nocallsign123
We only need to be lucky once 💚
 
 
 
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Botulism casserole
wish we had a time machine.
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fraser Walker
And now Martina is an MEP…
 
 
 
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clare .elliott
Bobby Sands was treated so badly, but this bombing was awful
 
 
 
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Simon Pearn
I remember getting up for my paper round on the day the Brighton bomb exploded and breakfast T.V. was full of news coverage about it!
 
 
 
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Adiel Stephenson
Great police work.
 
 
 
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D C
Ball’s of steel no matter what you think.
 
 
 
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MrsRosencranz1
The Brits completely underestimated their capabilities and reach.
 
 
 
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BOUNCER BABE 1982
After this, my dad became part of an elite team of Anti terrorism police, and he and his best friend were personally responsible for the safety of Margaret Thatcher. When my dad passed away, this year, pictures were shown of his time in the Army, when he first joined the police, when he was on anti terrorism and we actually had a photo of dad, at chequers with baroness Thatcher, in the photo. It was a fantastic photo and made me even more proud of my dad. I hardly ever saw my dad during those years. He was constantly on call, and as soon as my dad knew that Baroness Thatcher was in the area, he had to drop everything and get to Chequers. I will tell you a funny story about one time he went to chequers. When he got there, he had to get all his kit on, and wait for her arrival. His gun was loaded and they also had to have a spare clip of rounds. Suddenly dad got up, and searched everywhere for his round clip but couldn’t find it anywhere. They spent an hour looking for that round, before dad remembered that actually he had left them in the safe. That was typical of my dad, he was always losing stuff. Luckily no harm was done. That was the day my dad and his best friend (along with other officers in the elite team) had their photography taken with baroness Thatcher. It really was a tough time then, with all the home grown terrorism. It was hard on us, being his children, as he was hardly ever at home.
Meer tonen
 
 
 
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fletch61
I looked after someone in his later life that lost his wife in this attack he was badly injured
 
 
 
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Cool2BCeltic
I most certainly was no fan of Margaret Thatcher, she was a cold, arrogant and humourless woman who never did Scotland any good, but I am nevertheless completely against what the IRA did in Brighton. It’s also absurd to say she murdered Bobby Sands. How can someone who chose to starve himself to death be a murder victim? A statement that goes against logic and rationality.
 
 
 
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Hammer Smashed Spud
Ive seen The IRA statement in the aftermath of the bomb used as a motivational meme on Facebook
 
 
 
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Steve Cochrane
As an American I must say that it would probably be best if all UK police officers carried a firearm. Not just members of special units. Considering that despite tough gun regulations these thugs were able to get there hands on semiautomatic pistols it might be the difference between life and death for many officers over there.
 
 
 
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felix leiter
Never forgive nor forget
 
 
 
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guy
i still do this when i stay in hotels ,i put my money and valubals under the bed side cabbinett.never in the room safe .if you forget your safe number just ask the staff they put in 0000 ,and it opens ,i put my number in the room safe 3354 then i put in 0000 and it opens mad safes cheap in hotels .never use hotel safes .
 
 
 
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Michael D
Curiously Anderson’s father was Church of Ireland
 
 
 
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S Hitchcock
How did they know what room she would be in.? Inside info?
 
 
 
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Edmund Burke
Informative viewing.
 
 
 
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E
100 quid a night now gets you a cardboard box in London.
 
 
 
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Shinra Holdings
All the comments seem like they’re from actual ghosts. Highly frightened right now.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
philip mc donagh
It makes me shiver to think what the outcome would have been if the bomb was more successful.
 
 
 
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Craig Koehler
Supergrass is the stupidest word in law enforcement.
 
 
 
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Tom Servo
how do you have a bomb calendar on you that’s not encrypted or at least written in a way that makes the context not so obvious.
 
 
 
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Nicosixth Robin
It’s always strange when the English use the word “Blitz/blitzen”. In German it’s a normal word with different meaning(s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karen Gummer
Is it me, or does he bear an uncanny resemblance to Charles Manson?
 
 
 
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greathey1234
A suite in a top notch hotel in the West End for a 100 quid?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maury Ginsberg
23:52 That’s my old house!
 
 
 
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Pol Potter
I bet you already knew that though did you not?
 
 
 
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missasinenomine
15.36 The old dear is only interested in the “courting couple”.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mick.T. Shaft
32:01 is that Paddy Kelly the leader of the East Tyrone Brigade? Killed along with his men at the Loughgall ambush?
 
 
 
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drnedel
at ~19:20: Martina Anderson? The one who is now honorable Member of the European Parliament? Oh well . . .
 
 
 
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James Nicholson
Bloody he’ll they was close.
 
 
 
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OSTAP BENDERVAN
Amazing docu What I learned Sherry haD too many twigs Shandy..dont carry list in pocket Or put in code Maybe we wouldn’t have BReXit today
Meer tonen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kevin Tiedt
24:40 A woman overdue for a toilet. lol
 
 
 
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pendorran
Prime Minister Willie Whitelaw, for a while, then who knows?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jun Lee
Um…. so as a foreigner I don’t understand why Irish people hate Margaret thatcher . Could someone explain it to me ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fenian Bhoy
Who taught Sherry & Mghee counter surveillance? I’d do better than that,not once did they try any counter surveillance tricks,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MrGanaface
It was a dreadful attack, indeed! But my thinking is, it was a statement to what they can manage! Very scary! Very, very scary indeed! Very!
 
 
 
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George
what hapend to the bomb , they left in the other hotel
 
 
 
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abc 123
Was fred dibnah there ? Sure I sure his old land rover in the car park lol
 
 
 
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Nechtan Mac Collbran
Nearly half a million views and only three comments. Something not right here. Slowly backing away.
 
 
 
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Corbin
100 pounds a night in the best hotel… i wish lol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diogo Pinto
3:48 I seriously doubt PM Thatcher would go anywhere near that loo ..but ok ..
 
 
 
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Java Junkie
Daphne Vloet…WOW!
 
 
 
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Eoin
Dark days
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRUTUALTRUTH
Damn! They missed her!
 
 
 
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Darren Park
Magic 🇮🇪
 
 
 
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John Doe
The scotich McDonald’s was the rat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sid vicious
100 pounds a night wizzie!!!
 
 
 
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fantablum
Fred West murdered Gerry Adams.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Curlyanne B
This is never an answer and is a cowardly, snivelly way to do business.
 
 
 
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SeamuswBiggerArmalite
Ad victoriam semper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
paul murphy
Pat McGee hehe
 
 
 
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micky finn
You can have an opinion on the I.R.A you can like or dislike there actions! But the men that were in the I.R.A brought real terrorism to the streets of England! And like the Scottish won there freedom to an extent! Long may the peace last
 
 
 
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Kokoro Katsura
 
 
 
 
Action
NOT in my name
 
 
 
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Eric Boxer
good documentary ..now the entire show would of been about how racist Ireland is and how much diversity is our strength
 
 
 
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u/AprilTowers
> automatic pistol That’s not a thing. Do Europeans not know anything about guns?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ginnerize
I think Bobby Sand’s diet was to blame for his death.
stevebbuk
The death penalty I think.
darkside_UKSF
cowards to the last one
Paul Muzik
Don’t mess with the Irish

33 Couple Magically Switches Clothes

29 jan. 2019

How did this couple switch their clothes so fast? Was it magic, or were you just not paying attention?