While the 101st anniversary of the Battle of the Somme passed unnoticed in most on mainland Britain, it was – as always – very different in Northern Ireland.
Last year’s centenary commemoration was, naturally, even more spectacular than usual, but today as well, thousands of young band members paraded in Belfast and other towns in Northern Ireland to honour the dead and reaffirm their determination to keep faith with them.
When mainland Brits and patriots across ‘enriched’ north west Europe ask what they should do to start to prepare their communities for the Jihadi catastrophe ahead, we always start by pointing out that loyalist Ulster has long, long years of fighting terror and of maintaining an identity under siege. Take a look. And think. Think long and hard!