Sinn Fein get their way again, then present themselves as a responsible political party
A letter from James Martin:
Sinn Fein recently succeeded in bringing the Stormont executive to the verge of collapse yet again.
They used the first minister nomination process to get their demands for the Irish language ahead of other demands on scarce resources.
This may well lead to a lot of money being spent, with the effect of increasing the division in our society.
Sinn Fein also managed to add to the disarray in the DUP.
There is no doubt that this ‘double whammy’ for the DUP will be viewed with much satisfaction by many. However, how it contributes to the overall prosperity or wellbeing of the population is not apparent to me.
Buoyed by their own perception of success Sinn Fein appears now to have decided to present themselves as a responsible political party.
Let’s see how long this new era lasts — perhaps just beyond the next assembly election.
James Martin, Dromore, Co Down
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