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The RHI scandal is a reminder of the false promise of One Unionist Party

Red Sky, NAMA, the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal, and public funds channeled to organisations led by paramilitaries.

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Morning View

The government was entirely right to deny an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane

The Appeal Court ruled yesterday the government was justified in denying a Pat Finucane inquiry.

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Forget the tyranny of the majority – with Brexit it’s the tyranny of the minority

Forget the tyranny of the majority – with Brexit it’s the tyranny of the minority

A new slogan - straight out of fairyland - has been coined by those disgruntled politicians who opposed, and still do so, the prospect of the UK pulling out of the European Union.

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Morning View

A ‘growing unpaid army’ of grandparents that needs our thanks

There has been much in the news in recent years about the generational imbalance – how the older generations are doing better than the young.

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Alex Kane

Retreat to their bunkers by DUP and Sinn Fein makes election stalemate likely

When it became clear that an election was unavoidable the DUP decided that their campaign was going to be about Gerry Adams.

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Morning View

The profound hypocrisy of Sinn Fein

There can be barely a political movement in Europe as profoundly hypocritical as Sinn Fein.

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Morning View

Jewish community in NI is cherished but vulnerable

The rise of anti semitism in recent years is by no means confined to Britain and Ireland - it has been a feature in a number of countries.

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Edgar Graham was shot dead at the edge of his south Belfast university campus in 1983

Ben Lowry: ‘Edgar Graham’s murder was a bid to instil terror – and by goodness, it did’

News Letter deputy editor Ben Lowry explains why the controversy over Edgar Graham’s murder, and Dr Peter Doran’s failure to condemn it, is a matter of the utmost public importance, now that Sinn Fein is so keen to project a modern face:

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What’s in a name? Rights of a child

What’s in a name? Rights of a child

Q. I have recently married the father of my child, when the child was born they were registered with my surname but I would now like to change this to my marital name. How do I go about this?

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Sandra Chapman

Celebrity dog culture is putting the health of pooches at risk

No one would describe my dog as a posh looking mutt.

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The late Edgar Graham, an Ulster Unionist MLA and Queen's University lecturer, who was shot dead by the IRA at the age of 29 on the edge of the university

It is shameful if a fellow law lecturer won’t say the murder of my brother, Edgar Graham, was wrong

All week the News Letter has been reporting on Peter Doran’s failure to condemn the murder of Edgar Graham. The controversy has prompted Edgar’s sister ANNE GRAHAM to make her first extensive public comments on his 1983 murder. Here they are:

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Mike Nesbitt at his Ulster Unionist Party manifesto launch this week at the Park Avenue Hotel in Belfast, with senior party members behind him. 
Photo by Arthur Allison, Pacemaker Press

John McCallister: Mike Nesbitt failed to prepare his own party for his radical change of heart

In May 2015, the Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt voted for the DUP East Belfast candidate in the Westminster election – part of the DUP-UUP electoral pact to dislodge the Alliance MP Naomi Long.

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Morning View

Trump seems to be striking the right tone on Israel

Donald Trump has been president for less than a month, but he has already become embroiled in numerous controversies.

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Gregory Campbell, East Londonderry MP

Gregory Campbell: Sinn Fein hypocrites hide behind demand for ‘equality’

Sinn Fein are trying to turn not just the current Assembly election campaign but politics more generally into some perverted battle for ‘Equality’.

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Luther represented freedom to read and study the Bible, to have the Bible in the common language

The reformation of 1517 should be celebrated with grateful and humble hearts

Michael O’Cathail (February 13) has been bothered, it seems, by the signatures of ten unionist MPs to a House of Commons motion acknowledging the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant reformation.

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Alex Kane

The IRA murdered Edgar Graham because he could have changed Northern Ireland

On the 30th anniversary of the murder of Edgar Graham in December 2013, Alex Kane wrote a powerful piece for the News Letter about the rising star of Ulster Unionism whom he had known. In light of the failure of a Queen’s law lecturer, Dr Peter Doran, to condemn the murder, we reproduce Alex’s recollection here:

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Morning View

A legal academic cannot even condemn the IRA murder of a predecessor

Peter Doran stands shamed by his failure to condemn the murder of Edgar Graham.

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It will be humiliation for Labour if it loses one or both of the by-elections

It will be humiliation for Labour if it loses one or both of the by-elections

Labour grandees are scraping around for a new leader if things go amiss for them in the forthcoming Copeland and Stoke Central by-elections, fearing that a continuation of Jeremy Corbyn at the helm could lead the party to disaster at the next general election and beyond.

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Alex Kane

Turning real anger into actual votes how the status quo can be shaken up

Let me begin with a question I’m asked a few times every day: “Is there any point voting in this election. Will it make any difference?”

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Morning View

SDLP security stance is a reason to be wary of transferring to them

Nationalist politicians have expressed concern about payments to informants by the PSNI.

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