|Mock execution in Dublin|
Complete with a portable guillotine they cut off the head of a plastic replica (not a great likeness) of the Queen. Supposedly this was to make a point about the Queen's visit to Dublin. I've looked at the website of these revolutionary socialists. They babble on about freedom, yet if they ever got to control the Dail (by foul means rather fair, no doubt) most decent Irish people would either have fled from their clutches or decided a counter revolution was the best bet.
These people are dreamers with acid in their veins. They think the ills of their world are all down to Elizabeth Windsor, as the impudently call the Queen. I suppose she had a guiding hand in the Irish banks going for broke.
Most people in Ireland welcome this visit. In fact, if Queen Victoria hadn't been such a recluse she might have wowed Dubliners a bit better. Her first visit was in 1849, described as a public relations success by many accounts. By the time she did eventually return, some 51 years later in 1900, she had left it a little too late. Just as in the American Colonies, it was never a foregone conclusion that independence from the British Crown was desired. It was more down to meddling, arrogant politicians not giving an inch to reasonable demands, although Queen Victoria didn't help much. If you don't see someone for 51 years what are you expected to think?
I hope the Queen is given a warm welcome. Obviously she has been asked by the Irish government to come. It would be churlish if the reception was cool and distant, outrageous if it was abused by raving revolutionary socialists.