I was lucky enough last night to have attended a Basque cultural evening in South Armagh.
There was a Basque band over and they were absolutely fantastic, the music wasn't like ours. It was uplifting and fresh and the Jameson was flowing too, so that helped.
I got speaking to a few of the lads and they gave me an update of the current situation. There are over 718 Basque political prisoners and each is facing the same struggle that Republican POW's faced, attempts to criminalise their struggle.
One would have thought that the French and Spanish would have learnt from the British mistakes, you can't criminalise a people; it doesn't work!!
I hope they can resolve their conflict peacefully and wish them all the best in their struggle for Independence and peace.