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Kevin Myers: Apply spirit of Islandbridge to WW2 heroes

Kevin Myers

Published 24/05/2011 | 05:00

WE may as well begin with an audit of the royal visit. What, if anything, went awry? It is not churlish to do this, merely adult -- and one thing that was certainly not right was the place of honour that was given to the Ulster Defence Association at Islandbridge.

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Most servicemen of both traditions did not share that privilege, and nor did the relatives of the hundreds of victims of the UDA/UFF.

Moreover, we also had the pleasure of hearing the UDA leader Jackie McDonald justify this preferment because of the UDA's role as "combatants".

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