Thursday 26 April 2018

Adams playing the persecuted card

In relation to Sam Smyth's article ('Adams indignation is a masterclass in audacity', December 14), which concerns Bertie Ahern's openly accusing Gerry Adams and co of having had prior knowledge of the Northern Bank robbery, if any other political leader in Europe was being openly accused of having prior knowledge of a major bank robbery, then you would assume that they would haul their accuser into the nearest court and it would be put up or shut up.

Not so for Gerry Adams. He does not choose this path. Instead, he adopts the air of the persecuted, climbs up on to his cross and, like the character from the 'Carry On' film, points an accusing finger at his political opponents and cries out 'Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me.'

Joe Molloy
Hebron Road, Kilkenny

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