We can hardly be surprised at the reckless violence on the streets of Northern Ireland

A letter from David Barbour:

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 9:05 am
Updated Sunday, 25th April 2021, 10:43 am
A night of violence on both sides of the interface of the loyalist Shankill and nationalist Springfield Road on Wednesday April 8. Picture Pacemaker

After decades of self-serving politicians, of terrorist agitators, and of classes on how to pass-by-on-the-other-side are we really surprised at the reckless violence young lads are indulging in on our streets?

Before we mount our soap box, let us give thought to how that underlying culture smouldered under our feet in an individualistic and segregated society, even before the pandemic made it worse.

Young people need role models, which my wartime generation was lucky to have.

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Enough of the of the talkers, and more of the doers and sharers who combine resources and skills to get us moving again.

The next election is a chance not just to re-elect people but get politicians who prove their worth.

David Barbour, Ex Ulster Unionist Party councillor, Coleraine

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