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English rioters too good for water cannon

Published 16/08/2011

In Northern Ireland, we've had our fair share of riots. Even in these more peaceful times, we still have some drama every July.

But never have I known anyone in England to care - much less reconvene Parliament.

We've also heard politicians, being asked about water cannon, say: 'Oh no, we only use those in Northern Ireland.' As if we are a different class of people who expect, or deserve, nothing more.

I'm dismayed at the reaction of the English public, who are so quick to dismiss us and the disruption we suffer year on year.

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