NI was founded in fear and remains in fear

Sadly the overall theme of Ben Lowry's piece ('˜Unionists are very divided but will need to co-operate amid so many huge challenges,' June 30) could have been written 50 years ago.

Monday, 2nd July 2018, 2:01 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:59 pm

It could have been written in the 70s.

Unionists have been ‘divided and facing a challenge’ since this time with no prospect of them ever moving from the back foot on to the front.

The theme is the ever present one of fear.

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Northern Ireland was founded in fear and remains in fear.

Fear of what exactly is never defined.

Fear has become an end in itself.

Willie Methven, Fermanagh