I have just sent off this letter to the “Belfast Newsletter” in response to tonight’s news reports of Michelle O’Neill’s duplicitous and lying words following her failure to get the Assembly off and running today
A report in your newspaper states that: “Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill has accused the DUP of ‘disgracefully holding the public to ransom’, after the DUP said it would block the election of an Assembly speaker.”
In a further statement, reported by various news sites, the same Sinn Fein leader accused the DUP of “denying democracy”.
Whatever inconvenience is caused to the public by a refusing to work the present Stormont Assembly system, it will be seen by all as utterly inconsequential in comparison to Sinn Fein/IRA’s decades of murder and terror in its efforts to obtain its own way. They punished the public with the bomb and the bullet in pursuit of their own self interest! They are where they are by ‘virtue’ of their terrorist campaign and the murder of many hundreds of innocent people!
I am saddened that someone from the DUP did not immediately make this point in an effort to contradict the weasel words of Sinn Fein!
Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)
Kilskeery, Co Tyrone
13th May 2022.