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Before the arrival of the Credit Union, people who were from the poor background or a working class background couldn't borrow from banks.
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Every child growing up will look to their parents, my mother and my father. My grandmother lived with us. I picked up quite a bit of family lore and history from her, which was interesting.
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Having grown up as I grew up, I felt that anything I could do to help people I should do it, putting into practice normal attitudes to life.
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I grew up in Derry, of course, and it was - Derry was the worst example of Northern Ireland's discrimination.
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I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.
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I stood for election, and in that election, I sought a mandate to found a new political party based on social democratic philosophy.
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I think that's not a question that one can answer accurately. I read a whole range of books, quite a lot of history at the time, and still do read a lot. I read very widely.
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I was grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. The political violence really started in 1970-1971. The political difficulties start a little bit beyond that.
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I went to the local schools, the local state primary school, and then to the local grammar school. A secondary school, which technically was an independent school, it was not part of the state educational system.
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If the word 'No' was removed from the English language, Ian Paisley would be speechless.
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In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side.
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In my opinion, what changed the situation eventually - and, of course, it took a lot of time to change it, things like that don't change in a week or a fortnight - was the new educational system.
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In working class districts, you had several families living together in the one house, and it was very difficult to get a house, because the politicians who controlled housing were doing so in a very discriminatory fashion.
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Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction. But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum.
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My father was a civil servant, fairly sort of middle ranking, low to middle ranking. He worked almost entirely in what was then called Administrative Labour, dealing with employment and unemployment issues.
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My father was unemployed and I was the eldest of seven children. We were very poor. And when you ask how did we support ourselves, the only funding that we had was unemployment payments.
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People were so keen to get investment. In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland, and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many, many years.
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Subsequently, I might point to one or two volumes that were quite interesting, but at the same time, you can put too much emphasis on this.
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That's the strategy that myself and my party have pursued and are pursuing.
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The basic policy of the British Government was that since the majority of people in Northern Ireland wished to remain in the United Kingdom, that was that. We asked what would happen if the majority wanted something else, if the majority wanted to see Irish unity.
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The civil rights movement in the United States was about the same thing, about equality of treatment for all sections of the people, and that is precisely what our movement was about.
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The only thing I shall talk about is my sporting achievements at school. My primary sporting achievement at school was that I dodged games for two complete years and was well through the third year before they discovered that I had completely avoided all games.
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The school's playing pitches were physically remote from the school. They weren't actually on the same site as the school.
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The violence had broken out in both sides, but our philosophy as a party was very, very clear.
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The women worked, because the city was the center of the shirt industry. But my mother used to work at home at night.
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There were two mentalities, and both mentalities had to change. There was what I called the Afrikaner mind set of the Unionist politicians, which was holding all power in their own hands, and discriminating, and their objective was to protect their identity.
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Therefore they should come to the table and reach an agreement that would protect their identity.
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These are the influences that everybody has. Some individuals might stand out because of one thing or another, but whether one's perception as a child of what was important or not is accurate, I don't know.
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They believed that Britain was in Ireland defending their own interests, therefore the Irish had the right to use violence to put them out. My argument was that that type of thinking was out of date.
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They divided the city into three electoral wards, and in one ward there was 70 percent of the people, the Catholic population, and they elected eight representatives to the city council.
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Total ghettoization, because they were in charge of public housing, the local council, and they deliberately located people in a ghetto situation in order to ensure that they maintained control.
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We did not seek ideological confrontation.
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Well, Bangor was a town in the north area of Northern Ireland which has not, in fact, been directly affected by the troubles to any great extent.
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Well, it was the mainstream Unionist party. In the problems that developed in the early 1970s, there was a certain degree of confusion and other parties developed, as did Vanguard. Vanguard grew out of the Ulster Unionist party and many people in Vanguard then ran into difficulties.
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When I come home from university, of course, I thought that I had a duty to help those that weren't as lucky as I was.
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When I was at school, one of the things I did, I delivered newspapers at night to earn some money around the district.
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When people are divided, the only solution is agreement.
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