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Lord Empey: Is DUP sound and fury a bid to camouflage soft Brexit?

I have noted the attacks made by Sammy Wilson MP and Ian Paisley MP on Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for his attitude to recent negotiations on Brexit.

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Lady Sylvia Hermon MP in the House of Commons

Real unionism would face the economic facts in NI and take the economic fight to Dublin

In the turbulent events of last week, it took the steady, measured tones of Lady Hermon is the House of Commons to remind the nation that the DUP do not speak for all in Northern Ireland.

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The A5.

Why the obsession with roads at expense of improving railways?

Viewed from the north-west of Ireland, a railway is a much better option than the proposed A5 dual carriageway, the pretentiously-named ‘A5 Western Transport Corridor’ (A5WTC) that the Department for Infrastructure has resolved to develop.

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Letters to editor

SDLP ‘let sectarian mask slip’ over leisure centre objections

The SDLP have once again let their sectarian mask slip.

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Letters to editor

Insights about past thinking on Middle East are unknown

In 1898, Bible student Aldersmith published ‘The Fulness of The Nations’ in which he asserted that Great Britain would deliver Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks in 1917 [see historian Gordon Lucy’s feature on General Allenby, British capturer of Jerusalem, News Letter, December 11, 2017].

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Letters to editor

We used to have statesmen like Lord Castlereagh

It is ironic that Lord Castlereagh, the architect of the Union of Great Britain and Ireland, was invoked recently not by a unionist but by the Irish prime minister

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Letters to editor

Harriet Harman was patronising in her NI remarks

Harriet Harman MP has praised the “remarkable progress” of women fighting for equality in Northern Ireland.

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Letter to the editor

Court decision is not fair on accused

Over three years after a district court threw out charges against a former police officer and two others, arising out of the death in Portadown of Robert Hamill, the fact that the High Court last week quashed that decision imposes unfairness on those accused.

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19th December 2014: Then Secretary of State Theresa Villiers talks to press at Stormont house following agreement in the all-party Stormont House talks

Ask the public about how we plan to deal with legacy

The issue that surrounds legacy has yet again been put to the back of a queue that includes Brexit, same sex marriage, and an Irish Language Act.

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The key questions that authors of nationalist letter need to answer

The key questions that authors of nationalist letter need to answer

Yesterday, an open letter signed by 200 prominent nationalists and republicans expressed concerns about the nature of our society.

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The border: Support for hard Brexit makes it harder to win nationalist hearts and minds

The choice for unionists is fairly stark

I have been a unionist since I was in short trousers and yet the view in our pro-Union household, was always ‘there’ll be a united Ireland eventually’.

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Letter to the editor

David McNarry: Theresa May has rolled over on sovereignty, under a guise of creative ambiguity

After a week of sabre rattling and unedifying aggression emanating from both Brussels and Dublin, unionism can be in no receptive mood to welcome the Brexit giveaways of the prime minister.

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Letters to editor

Unfettered access, unfettered hypocrisy

Desperate to hide the fact that the DUP gained precisely nothing by delaying the move to the next stage of UK-EU negotiations, the party’s Westminster leader Nigel Dodds is now trying to sell “unfettered access to Northern Ireland’s largest market” as some sort of success.

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The US embassy in Israel, above, is located in Tel Aviv, not in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Embassies should not be in Tel Aviv

Amid the clamour to condemn US President Donald Trump for wanting to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thus recognising Israel’s claim since 1949 for Jerusalem to be its capital city, no-one questions how absurd it is for all of these world embassies to be in Tel Aviv at any rate as it is not Israel’s capital.

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Letter to the editor

Ireland is not the friend we thought

Brexit is polarising opinion like few other modern issues.

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Letter to the editor

Bad luck, Dublin: our politicians are in fact quite clever

The English language gives us the understanding of opposites like ‘YES / NO’, ‘RIGHT / WRONG’, ‘DAY / NIGHT’.

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Letter to the editor

Time for unionists to put sovereignty and country first

If any unionists ever needed evidence of the republican/nationalist plot to remove Northern Ireland from the UK through the EU, they surely have it now.

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Letter to the editor

If clinic wasn’t all about abortion, why did it shut?

The closure of Marie Stopes is baffling. Does this announcement show the truth – that this clinic was not about providing healthcare for women in Northern Ireland but was simply focused just on the provision of abortion?

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Letter to the editor

Closure of Marie Stopes is a victory for our protestors

When Marie Stopes opened in Belfast in 2012, Precious Life made a vow to ‘close the door’ on it.

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