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The Brexiteer who launched a thousand #HannanIrishHistory tweets also dabbled in futurology. Daniel Hannan’s wrote this prediction for a glorious Brexit just before the referendum
I’ll just leave these excerpts here.
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As fun as #HannanIrishHistory is, my real concerns about @DanielJHannan’s piece are (1) his casual making of serious allegations of bias against public servants in various Govt departments, on the basis of no evidence; and
(2) his equally odious and casual comparison of the actions of those officials (unfavourable tax rulings; efforts to ascertain the true source of funding) to measures taken by authoritarian states against dissidents (poisoning/imprisonment).
Using weasel words (“this is not a conspiracy”) to play down responsibility for his insinuations does not improve things.
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#HannanIrishHistory : The potato famine was caused by EU protectionist racket tariffs.
"When the EU banned tea imports from India and China the result was an Ulster plantation"
Bloody Sunday: a protest against the Working Time Directive
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Hannan - who previously claimed that Sinn Fein and the DUP negotiated the Good Friday Agreement and formed every NI executive since - also here claiming that Fianna Fail won every Irish election since the 1930s. The Telegraph published both these falsehoods.
The statue of Oliver Cromwell outside Parliament commemorates the Nobel peace prize which Cromwell won for ending the Irish Civil war #HannanIrishHistory
Same sex marriages were introduced in Ireland in 1382, after the 15th referendum on the issue (all forced by the EU), with the campaign led by de Valera and Sinead O'Connor, who were job-sharing as Pope #HannanIrishHistory
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