Opinion Ruth Dudley Edwards

Sunday 10 December 2017

Trojan horse of republicanism can't hide truth about Troubles

Sinn Fein lies about the past are a threat to the future north and south

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams Photo: Reuters
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams Photo: Reuters
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Ruth Dudley Edwards

Sinn Fein has gone one better than the Greeks in the (probably mythological) 13th century BC Trojan War.

They're employing two Trojan horses - Equality and Legacy - in their attempts to infiltrate and capture the twin Irish citadels of Dublin and Belfast by taking their radical history makeover to another stage. Not only are the ignorant and gullible to be convinced that the IRA went to war over equality rather than a united Ireland (which they clearly failed to get), but they're to believe that republican violence was largely defensive and the real baddies were the security forces.

To refresh your memories, toward the end of 2014, Gerry Adams explained to a meeting of the faithful (and an undercover journalist) that the point of the party's approach to unionists was "to actually break the bastards - that's the point. And what's going to break them is equality...That's what we need to keep the focus on; that's the Trojan horse of the entire republican strategy".

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