Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

A puzzling sign of our concerns

Saturday in Belfast city centre saw a truly massive demonstration – of PSNI Landrover stock.

Was Matt Baggott anticipating Armageddon? In the event, less than a couple of hundred protesters in total were involved in a small nationalist parade and two small counter-demonstrations. According to media reports the counter-demonstrators came from two groups. The Greater Concerned Residents' Group Belfast. And the Concerned Residents' Group Belfast. Is this not odd?

What are we to make of it? Is the Greater concerned group more greatly concerned than the Concerned Group? Or is it, size-wise, a greater group than the other group Concerned? Is there a Greater Concerned Group for Greater Belfast? I think we should be concerned.

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