Today’s The Daily Telegraph

Further to the investigation of a decorated former British paratrooper for his actions in Derry in 1972.

Archie writes:

To view today’s Daily Telegraph, you would think ‘Bloody Sunday’ was a great military struggle akin to the Normandy Landings or the Charge of the Light Brigade instead of what it was: soldiers picking off unarmed civilians in a housing estate…

‘Betrayal’ of British soldier interrogated by police over Bloody Sunday ‘attempted murder’ (Daily Telegraph)

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      1. Bernie

        Lol, don’t be feeling bad Mildred, hope you at least tasted the biscuits as you hoovered them into you ;-)

  1. Inaa

    It’s the Daily Telegraph. They think Hitler was a good guy who got bad press. But the bigger question is why the British are questioning the murderers now? And will General Mike Jackson ever be questioned?

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      De Valera thought Hitler was a good guy too.
      That’s why he was the first person into the German Embassy In Dublin after his death to sign the Book of Condolences.
      A dark and shameful moment in Irish history.

      1. Frilly Keane

        you’re going ta give yerself a migrane wi’ all a this stuff

        calm da’ púc down for a bit

      2. Spaghetti Hoop

        You and your ilk wheel this one out regularly. It’s one of the most hijacked gestures of this nation’s 20th century history. Dev was not a fan of Hitler – he signed the book to display Ireland’s neutrality, blatantly directed at the Brits and Churchill who had appealed many times for Dev’s assistance during WW2. This was Dev’s way of sticking to his guns AND reminding the international community that Ireland was not to be assumed a British ally in this conflict, as it was in the previous one.

          1. millie st murderlark

            This is like the time I thought segue was pronounced ‘see-gh’, as in rogue.

            It’s not. It’s pronounced ‘seg-way’, which I’m not sure how I feel about that at all.

        1. ivan


          German airmen who found themselves in the 26 counties during the war were interned.

          Allied airmen in similar situation were spirited quietly across the border. We were neutral but in favour of the allies if anyone.

  2. Daisy Chainsaw

    So badly written and repetitive. The “stroke, dead wife, medal, amnesty for them, but not me” narrative is told three times in the article! Three! I’m not very republican really, but that kind of ráméis would have anyone reaching for the Wolfe Tone’s Greatest Hits.

  3. Ollie Cromwell

    Great bunch of lads the Paras.Gave as good as they got during the Troubles which was really just a small episode in their long and proud history.
    Would be happy to have them in the trenches with me rather than the cowardly murderers they were fighting in the North.
    Anyway,all’s well that ends well.A united Ireland is no nearer now than it was at the start of the RA’s murderous campaign against innocent men,women and children.

    *** sits back and lights up a large Cohiba ***

    1. Nigel

      ‘Would be happy to have them in the trenches with me’

      Yeah, in here fighting the good fight on the ‘Sheet, every day it’s like you go on patrol on the dusty lanes of The Daily Papers, never knowing when your might set off a Improvised Comment Device that could take the credibility off a fresh young Brexit talking point leaving it to bleed out in your arms and you have to get up and fight back, shooting racist epithets and lobbing Leos and fixing Junckers to your trusty ARRA-15 and going way over the top, chanting war cries of ‘OLD BEAN’ AND ‘JOLLY GOOD SHOW!’

        1. Frilly Keane

          you all set for the weekend up there

          tell us

          what will you be wearing for the parade
          sum’ting nice

          1. b

            Frilly just read over your posts again and am flummoxed. How would I know your email address? I don’t know you from Adam, I don’t know anybody that uses this site. Im not sure why you have flared up at me and haven’t a notion what you’re gabbing on about. Heard this site was full of crazies and you’ve exhibited that fully in one day.

          1. Rob_G

            Charger/Ollie only says these things as he knows that he will get a reaction, and you are all rising to it. If you ignored him, he would soon give it up.

          2. millie st murderlark

            I enjoy his inane ramblings. He’s a gas ticket altogether, as Nana meadowlark likes to say.

          3. Nigel

            He says these things because he’s trying to force tediously fake propaganda from his radical right-wing ideology into the discourse unchallenged. Obviously the world won’t end if it isn’t challenged, but I like hanging out here, and if I feel like challenging it, I will.

          4. Nigel

            Frilly are you implying that we are being deceived by a regular commenter who is also posting under the ollie identity? You are undermining my entire world here.

          5. Janet, I ate my avatar

            fair enough, it just never makes sense to me why his racist disruptive nonsense gets such free reign

          6. Rob_G

            @Nige – he himself doesn’t even believe them himself, it is all a wind-up. The clue is even in the fact that he named himself ‘ollie cromwell’; the previous incarnation of charger was obviously too nuanced for his taste.

          7. Frilly Keane

            Ollie posts here under another hat

            And that’s not a Staff Member

            So not John or Bodger or Admin or whoever

            A well regarded below the line lad btw
            Loves his YouTube links
            Although they rarely make sense

            But that’s just me

            And since we’re on the topic
            I’m not staff or a mod here either
            I have no more access to the board than any of ye
            So the memes that are emailing and messaging about stuff being deleted are way off target
            And have crossed over into seriously worrying behaviour
            And are breaking the only rule of internet forum Bloggards like meself and 100s of others

            I’ll say no more
            Work away

          8. b

            Frilly if you’re not staff how do you have access to bs emails? You’re stitching yourself up, you and your Confederate bikini. You were unmasked a couple of weeks ago now cut the crap.

          9. Frilly Keane


            Emailing Me @my email address
            Messaging Me @my dm locations

            So WTF does that have’ta do with BS
            I’ve never
            NEVER had access
            NEVER requested it
            NEVER reported anyone
            NEVER asked for something to be deleted
            And NEVER asked for comments under FrillBits to be closed

            And f you and your unmasking

            At least ye’re starting to own up
            Yere thuggish and vicious emails don’t scare me
            But I bet if I shared them ye’d sh one T yerselves

          10. b

            You’re sounding unhinged. People on this thread were talking about Ollie being someone else, you interjected bringing it round to you. You were unmasked by John on the youtube live thing. You can’t dispute that.

            I’m not exactly sure what the rest of your post is about but something has rattled you.

          11. Bertie Blenkinsop

            “You were unmasked by John on the youtube live thing. You can’t dispute that.”

            What’s that about?

          12. Frilly Keane

            Johnny Preposterous got confused in his floppy hair tossing way
            my old bikini still gets him all shook up by the looks a’ tings

            and now the memes entourage are wetting themselves and coming at all angles ’cause they’re being moderated
            and blaming me

            shur you know how they work as well as I do

            btw everyone
            I’m not unhinged in the slightest
            if anything I’m disgusted that such apparent internetting pro
            like one who compares himself to 20 Major
            would break the one rule we have always honoured
            no matter what

          13. b

            @ Bertie
            Episode 74 start at 1.24 mins for 2 or 3 mins

            I don’t know what Frilly is going on about, I don’t think they make 20 Major cigarettes any more, I’m not a smoker so I don’t know.

    2. scottser

      An Irish Ranger in a bar leans over to the guy next to him and says, ”Wanna hear a Para joke?”

      The guy next to him replies, ”Well, before you tell that joke, you should know something. I’m 6′ tall, 200 lbs, and I’m a Para.

      The guy sitting next to me is 6’2” tall, weighs 225, and he’s a Para. The fella next to him is 6’5” tall, weighs 250, and he’s also a Para. Now, you still want to tell that joke?”

      The Ranger raises one eyebrow, rolls up his sleeves and says ……………….., ”Nah, I don’t want to have to explain it three times.”

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        Nah,the Rangers are Ireland’s scouts aren’t they ?
        He wouldn’t be old enough to a bar.

        1. scottser

          A Ranger and a Para officer in the bogs. The Ranger finishes having a p!ss and starts to walk off.
          Para Officer: In the Paras we teach our men to wash their hands after taking a p!ss
          Ranger: Really Sir, in the Rangers we learn not to piss on our hands.

          1. Ollie Cromwell


          2. Ollie Cromwell

            Generally in police investigations if there isn’t any evidence people don’t get charged.
            Unless you can find another way to bring people to justice hidden under your tinfoil hat.

          3. scottser

            Generally in police investigations if there isn’t any evidence people don’t get charged.

            well, her majesty’s constabulary aren’t averse to manufacturing evidence in order to charge people are they ollie?

  4. Ollie Cromwell

    Inb other news … August is named after the Roman emperor Augustus. It was previously known as Sextilis, meaning sixth month.
    Pip pip !
    I say what ?

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        Not at all my good man.Just putting my feet up with a decent stogie to watch the usual suspects on here knock themselves out with spluttering indignation.
        Marvellous,what ?

          1. Brother Barnabas

            in fairness, bodger, claims and allegations are made regularly about commenters on BS. curious that you’d step in on this one. not that curious means anything, of course.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            i’m not- i call him other things

            i assume whoever’s calling him john is suggesting it’s JPR

          3. Frilly Keane

            Yeah but Brudder
            Even I’d be running a mile off Ollie and his spew

            And I’m one’ah the most brazen and weathered Bloggards still out n’ about

          4. Ollie Cromwell

            Hi Bodger.
            Or should that be hi me.
            Wahaay !
            Some people take this internet lark waaaay too seriously.

          1. jusayinlike

            BMW laughing all the way to the bank to lodge their billions thanks to Maggie Thatcher..

  5. Airey Naïve

    “Great bunch of lads the Paras.”

    Off you to go to West Belfast or DERRY to sit in a bar with that narrative.

    Shame you’ll never get to be invited to a Royal Event with Prince Chaz to tell him too…

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          Only if it’s eaten with a Steaknife …
          What a great asset he was.
          I hear he liked to holiday in Gibraltar occasionally.

          1. Ollie Cromwell

            And if the food was with the fish in a barrel I’m sure there would be a shoot-to-kill policy in place.

  6. Airey Naïve

    He’s so proud of being a veteran he can’t show his face. Or is it blackface? Seems weirdly racist on a number of levels.

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