Michelle sidelined by the real leader, Gerry

Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill and Gerry Adams speak at Derry City Cemetery, in Londonderry, after the funeral service of Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill and Gerry Adams speak at Derry City Cemetery, in Londonderry, after the funeral service of Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Paisley/McGuiness partnership worked in Northern Ireland because both men realised that it was what the electorate wanted.

Mr Adams however doesn’t care what we want and shows that daily by arrogantly ignoring the will of the people.

There will not be any agreement this Monday, or any other day, and the villain of the peace will be the president of Sinn Fein.

Until recently I had some reservations about the DUP but when Mrs Foster went to Martin’s funeral all that changed, well done Arlene.

Thankfully no one was in the church to stop the ordinary people from showing their appreciation as they warmly applauded her attendance.

I cannot help but feel sorry for Michelle as being constantly sidelined by her leader must be deeply hurtful.

Let’s face it; the only way a female figure will ever be in charge of Sinn Fein is for Adams to wear a dress.

As for our future (the future of the ordinary, decent people of Northern Ireland) the only way the Arlene/Michelle partnership will ever move forward is for Gerry Adams to be like Jean McConville and disappear.

Robert Lacey, Greenisland