Monday 22 May 2017

Sir - There is now a tendency to view the "new" Sinn Fein faces in our republic as cuddly politicians that we should all love, forgetting that the party they represent was born out of a recent tradition of political violence and division.

Sir - There is now a tendency to view the "new" Sinn Fein faces in our republic as cuddly politicians that we should all love, forgetting that the party they represent was born out of a recent tradition of political violence and division.

Ever since Gerry Adams and his contemporaries - the real seething heart of Sinn Fein/IRA which the current naive breed have no memory or experience of - surrendered to Britain in the hope of getting their henchmen out of prison, they have achieved far less than the peace-loving SDLP with its long and lonely struggle for peace and justice in Northern Ireland.

The short-memory syndrome shows itself starkly in Irish political life when we vote for former bombers and gunmen, north and south of the border.

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