Sadly, yet again, the recent tweet by Sammy Wilson, about Robin Swann not letting “us do a thing (see Tweets of the Day, page 16, December 23, see also link below), a tweet which was a totally unacceptable parody of a Christian carol celebrating the birth of the Saviour, showed us that there is no necessary connection between being elected to parliament and giving respect or being given respect.
It may be a cliché, but is nonetheless true, that respect can never be presumed.
It is always hard earned and easily squandered.
(Very Rev Dr) Norman Hamilton OBE, Ballymena
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