Ulster’s victims of terrorism will understand the plight of Julie Hambleton

A letter from Dr Gerald Morgan:

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 7:20 am
Letter to the editor

Re the story (‘IRA victim in court charged with Covid breach in memorial to slain sister, March 31, see link below).

Julie Hambleton is an English heroine still fighting for justice for the murder of her sister Maxine and twenty others in the Birmingham Pub Bombings of 21 November 1974 (remember them?).

Don’t expect her to get any help from the British government and the British police.

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Ulster’s victims of terrorism will understand better than anyone the sufferings that the heroic (and, my word, she is heroic and I wish I could match her heroism) Julie Hambleton has had to endure and the indifference of the British to her sufferings.

When will Ulster Unionists wake up about the British after their hundred-year long sleep?

When will they come to the rescue of an English heroin?

Do you not yet realise that the English not the British are your friends?

We remember the sacrifices you made for us in the Luftschlacht um England (Hitler’s geographically accurate description of the so-called Battle of Britain in Kent and Sussex).

Belfast paid a price for its loyalty to England on 15 April 1941.

I urge you all to rally to the magnificent Julie Hambleton.

Dr Gerald Morgan, Fellow Trinity College Dublin

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