Saturday 25 November 2017

If SF leader is guilty, prove it

JOE Molloy (Letters Dec 18) states that "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".

Mr Molloy could not be more incorrect. It is not up to an accused person to prove his innocence, it is up to the accuser to prove guilt. That is why we have a judicial system.

Only in Ireland can accusatory nods and winks from politicans, journalists and letter writers to newspapers be accepted as proof of a person's guilt. Mind you, the accused is Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, our second most popular political leader and head of a party on the rise. I suspect the nods and winks will increase as SF popularity increases.

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