No explanation from DUP leadership for forcing through bill and not even a whimper from the party’s rank and file

The silence from the DUP back benches is deafening in the face of the treacherous attempt to force through a bill in Stormont that virtually gives Sinn Fein ministers unfettered powers to repeat the actions of Martin McGuinness in the first power-sharing assembly.

By Ivan Foster
Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 9:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 10:13 am
Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

He, as education minister, decided to abolish the 11-Plus examinations without the least consultation with the rest of the executive.

Just what madness is it that has gained utter control of the DUP membership that it is prepared to surrender its intellectual thought processes (such as they are), their political convictions (such as they are), their consciences (if they have not suffered the ‘hot iron searing’ spoken of in God’s Word, 1 Timothy 4:2) and abandon all honour and honesty in order to surrender yet again to those who make no secret of their desire and unceasing designs to destroy Northern Ireland?

Neither does the DUP leadership utter a word to explain why it is pressing this matter nor is there a whimper from the rank and file.

Rev Ivan Foster, Kilskeery, Co Tyrone

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