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Asti must spell out that a no vote will close schools

Another rejection will also mean a one-way ticket to disharmony within schools, writes Colm O'Rourke

Published 08/12/2013 | 02:30

It did not take long for the arrows to arrive after my recent article which questioned what the Asti governing council was at. The vast majority were unsigned letters full of bile, personal abuse and vitriol. The rantings of these cowardly types, all of whom claim to be various different union members, are dispatched to the bin in quick time.

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Any man who hides behind anonymity to cast insults is not a man at all. Unfortunately it is an increasing problem on sports websites too, the revolution in social media has a very distasteful side to it.

Yet there was one man in the letters page who signed himself as Barry Hazel of the Asti central executive council or CEC who was at least brave enough to have a go. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with what I had written about a couple of weeks ago. Namely, what does the Asti want?

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