Posted by Wrong Wrong Wrong on July 05, 2002 at 17:44:53:
In Reply to: English "colonialisim" -what a pile of crap posted by WTP on July 05, 2002 at 17:22:45:
Irish Catholics could not become MP's in Westminister and the country was thus "represented" by Protestants from the ruling Landlord class during Penal times until Daniel O' Connell fought for and won Catholic Emancipation in 1829. Most of these MP's were in favour of the harsh British Policies in Ireland at the time and were just as much to blame for the problems in Ireland as the British Government themselves. Get your facts straight in future!