7/31/2005

The People have their say

The TImes has produced an interesting article (thanks to Newshound) describing the reaction of the people of South Armagh to the week's events. Since most in the media often seem happy to characterise the people of South Armagh with their own prejudices and stereotypes, it's nice to see some journalists taking the time to actually travell to the area and find out what the people are thinking.

The mood seems underwhelmed but cautiously optimistic. Unsurpringly, the people will judge the success of the IRA's move by the impact it has on their own lives. The people want the British watchtowers gone. They want a better future and realise that a peaceful society is the best way to achieve this. But it takes more than one side to make the peace.

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