People really do need to understand the signals that come out from Sinn Fein and republicanism on a daily basis

A letter from Archibald Toner:

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 3:30 pm
Letter to the editor

Whilst the decision of the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) not to prosecute over the breach of Covid regulations emanating from the Bobby Storey funeral continues to cause fury for many people in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill’s largely unnoticed claim of friendship towards Storey was probably even more significant, in my view.

Such funerals and shows of strength, let’s face it, play a big part in the process of martyrdom within republicanism.

A revered martyrdom from time of inauguration into the movement and ultimately beyond to their Brit-free united Ireland — undoubtedly such martyrdom will also be evident during republicanism’s defiling of the Christian celebration of Easter.

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For Michelle O’Neill and her republican cohorts within Sinn Fein to glorify as a friend a member of the murderous IRA is nothing short of a cruel insult to the decent people of this province who tolerated a lifetime of their barbarity and ethnic cleansing.

Given that Sinn Fein’s attitude and propensities have killed off the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) it baffles me as to why any unionist still wants to be part of an administration that republicanism is tactically using and abusing to ultimately destroy our Province’s existence.

People really do need to understand the signals that come out from Sinn Fein and republicanism on a daily basis.

Whilst they try to soften their public visage, the signals are that there still lurks in the background tens of thousands more potential martyrs who, like Storey, will have absolutely no affinity towards a defenceless pro unionist/British peoples, if they ever achieve their goal!

Archibald Toner, Dromore, Co Down

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