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Orange Order has failed to move with the times… BBC’s Twelfth parade decision reflects changing position of unionism in Northern Ireland

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Last year's Twelfth

Last year's Twelfth

Last year's Twelfth

July 12, 1960. An immensely exciting occasion for BBC Northern Ireland and the Orange Order as the corporation chooses the Belfast parade for its first live broadcast.

But the times are changing, even in this part of the world. Back then, TVs were black and white, the internet didn’t exist and homosexuality was a crime.


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