There is public outrage over Boris Johnson and Covid but not over Tony Blair and IRA

A letter from Lyle Cubitt:

Friday, 14th January 2022, 3:46 am
Letter to the editor

The recent revelations in respect of Boris Johnson breaching the Covid guidelines and misleading the public have caused outrage.

Why should the public be surprised in light of the disgraceful conduct of previous holders of that high office?

For example, Tony Blair as prime minister arranged letters of comfort for murderers to escape prosecution and there is no outrage about that and him now being knighted.

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William Whitelaw as secretary of state for Northern Ireland arranged with the then cardinal to ensure Priest Chesney, the terrorist murderer, was allowed to escape to Donegal.

And these are only a few illustrations .

It is time there was less hypocrisy.

Will the Ulster MPs and public representatives who criticise Boris also now create an uproar against Tony Blair being knighted?

Lyle Cubitt, Ballymena

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