Ben Lowry: Some thoughts about centenary parade and the inadequate BBC coverage

Last week I wrote about how Northern Ireland was denied a centenary to appease people who not only want NI to cease to exist (a legitimate aim of many people) but are fixated on that goal (a far smaller group).

By Ben Lowry
Saturday, 4th June 2022, 10:14 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 8:20 pm
Marchers on the huge Northern Ireland centenary parade leave Stormont for Belfast city centre on Saturday June 4 2022. Ben Lowry reported from along the entirety of the 4.5 mile route
Marchers on the huge Northern Ireland centenary parade leave Stormont for Belfast city centre on Saturday June 4 2022. Ben Lowry reported from along the entirety of the 4.5 mile route

I had not then considered how the BBC might cover the parade.

But after reporting from the entire route myself, I realised the coverage was utterly inadequate — and said so on Nolan. Rather than rehearse what I said, this web version of this article links to a recording of it (below).

Ben Lowry (@BenLowry2) is News Letter editor