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How Did Protestant Politicians Explain The Social, Economic And political Differences Between Catholics And Protestants?

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Question 2 How Did Protestant Politicians Explain The Social, Economic And political Differences Between Catholics And Protestants? Protestant politicians clarified that the differences between Catholics and protestants in terms of political, religious and cultural differences. Several politicians such as Ian Paisley had very extreme views on why these differences existed. Other politicians claimed that discriminations did not exist against the catholic. The Prime Minster at the time was Terence O'Neil who was willing to improve things for Catholics. A vast majority of protestant politicians believed that Catholics did not face any political discriminations and local election were carried out fairly. The Substantiation the some nationalist councillors were elected proved this. Other politicians like Ian Paisley believed that Catholics were not interested in politics due to the fact their royalty laid with Rome and the pope. ...read more.

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For this reason a close eye had to be kept on their whereabouts. Some protestant politicians claimed the reason there were more protestant magistrates and judges because Catholics did not want these job. Catholics were said to have refused these jobs when offered. The unionist's Prime Minster of Northern Ireland in 1943-1963 who was Basil Brooke also believed that Catholics possessed a threat to the security of Ulster. Basil Brooke said, " Our country is in danger. No Surrender. We are king's men" and he also said that 97% of Catholics are disloyal and disruptive. Question 2 Some politicians claimed that Catholics were in the low skill paid jobs because they were uneducated despite the fact they had an opportunity to go to grammar school and university. Some politicians alleged that Catholics were naturally lazy and did not work hard. ...read more.

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He believed that Catholics would have better housing, as this would ensure their loyalty to Ulster. Some politicians claimed that Catholics did not face any disadvantages. They believe the character of Catholics meant they were naturally y lazy and unwilling to improve the situation. Other like Ian Paisley, clamed that catholic religion itself contributed to the social disadvantages that Catholics faced. He believed that Catholics church is an evil organisation that works to enslave protestant. Also that it keep follower back wards and uneducated. O'Neil was more willing to admit that Catholics did face disadvantages based on religious prejudices. A vast majority of politician would not admit that Catholics face disadvantages in things such as Politics, Legal, Economic and Social. Some politicians claimed that Catholics had equal opportunity as protestant. Other politicians used prejudice to claim that it was their fault, for example the reason they had bad houses. Very few Politicians like Ian Paisley admitted there were differences and were willing to alter the differences. ...read more.

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