It would be a propaganda coup for republicans if Simon Byrne had to resign as chief constable

A letter from Robert M Lynn:

Monday, 5th April 2021, 8:30 am
Updated Monday, 5th April 2021, 11:09 am
Letter to the editor

I wonder if Mrs Foster and the assorted unionists calling for the head of Simon Byrne, over the policing of the Bobby Storey funeral, have thought what a propaganda coup his resignation would be for republicans.

What a legacy for Bobby Storey, that even in death he managed to topple the head of the PSNI!

Unless the chief constable personally planned, supervised or oversaw the policing arrangements for the funeral, it is difficult to see why he should resign, or be expected to: unless, of course, Mrs Foster believes that he should fall on his sword for the shortcomings (as she sees them) of those for whom he is responsible.

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However, looking back to the RHI debacle, when she was in charge at DETI, it would appear that this was not a philosophy which she then espoused.

Robert M Lynn, Castlerock, Co Londonderry

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