H&D at Orange Parades 2014

H&D’s staff met up with some old comrades from the National Front at the traditional July 12th celebrations in Southport, Lancashire.

During the first two weeks of July 2014 British nationalists demonstrated solidarity with our Ulster Loyalist comrades, who have been so disgracefully betrayed by a Westminster establishment happy to hand power to Sinn Fein / IRA terrorists.

On July 5th Heritage and Destiny editor Mark Cotterill travelled north to attend Orange celebrations in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.  This town on the outskirts of Glasgow is best known as the birthplace of 19th century explorer David Livingstone.  (Anarchist terrorist Stuart Christie was also born there!)

This year Blantyre hosted the march organised by the Grand County Lodge of Central Scotland, featuring bands from across the country as well as guests from Portadown, County Armagh.

A great day was unspoiled by any troublemakers or police harassment (in contrast to experience of petty officialdom in Glasgow and Coatbridge in recent years).

Orange marchers in Blantyre also demonstrated their support for the “Vote No” campaign in the forthcoming Scottish referendum.

Sadly some idiots or provocateurs threw a bottle at the Glasgow march, causing a nasty injury to a 12 year old girl and giving the local Labour MP Jim Murphy (a notorious friend of South Africa’s ANC Marxist terrorists) a chance to smear the entire Orange Order.

Marchers at the Southport Orange Parade this year also commemorated the centenary of the disastrous European civil war which began in August 1914.

Another trouble free event was at Southport on July 12th, when Mr Cotterill and H&D‘s assistant editor Peter Rushton joined a host of Loyalist comrades including members of the National Front, British Movement and Blood & Honour.  This year was a particularly special occasion, commemorating the sacrifice of Loyal Ulstermen in the tragic European civil war which began 100 years ago in August 1914.  The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) formed the 36th (Ulster) Division of the British Army and suffered appalling casualties, especially at the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

The Orange Order’s memorial at Thiepval, close to the Ulster Tower built to commemorate the sacrifice of the Ulster Division at the Battle of the Somme.

In his official account of this battle Capt. Wilfred Spender of the Division’s HQ staff, though not himself an Ulsterman, commented:

“The Ulster Division has lost more than half the men who attacked and, in doing so, has sacrificed itself for the Empire which has treated them none too well. Their devotion, which no doubt has helped the advance elsewhere, deserved the gratitude of the British Empire. It is due to the memory of these brave fellows that their beloved Province shall be fairly treated.”

Of course instead of being “fairly treated” the province of Ulster was betrayed by successive British governments.  Three Ulster counties – Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan – were detached from the Province and handed over to the new “Irish Free State”, today’s Irish Republic.  The remaining six counties were subjected to decades of IRA terrorism which have now resulted in the terrorists being celebrated and one of their leaders – Martin McGuinness – being appointed Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.  Meanwhile the UVF’s wartime sacrifice is mocked by the removal of our national flag from Belfast City Hall.

Fenian thugs failed to disrupt the traditional 12th July celebrations, though sadly the Police Service of Northern Ireland surrendered to Republican demands to alter the march route in Belfast’s Ardoyne area.

A giant traditional 11th July bonfire at Lanark Way, off the Shankill in Belfast.

A group of British nationalists from London and Lancashire travelled to Belfast for the July 12th parades to support the Orangemen’s traditional marching rights, yet again under threat from a craven establishment and its puppets in the new Police Service of Northern Ireland, the new politically correct body which has replaced the Royal Ulster Constabulary and tarnishes the RUC’s fine reputation of combatting Fenian terror.

Present day loyalist campaigns against the break-up of the Union echo the arguments against ‘Home Rule’ a century ago.

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