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The name "Tory" is derived from a Middle Irish word tóraidhe; modern Irish tóraí; modern Scottish Gaelic Tòraidh: outlaw, robber or brigand, from the Irish word tóir, meaning "pursuit", since outlaws were "pursued men". It seems an apt etymological origin for the party and its membership. The mystery is how men of such character ended up becoming the ruling caste of the UK. Something to do with the manner in which the British aristocracy were formed through the crucible of armed conflict no doubt. The 100 year anniversary of Amritsar comes to mind... though in that case, only one side was armed.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Apr 14th, 2019 at 08:30:26 PM EST
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