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SF should realise that most people get along together

So, we are no further forward in regard to being governed by our local political representatives.

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Vote for parties that seek the common good

Twenty years ago politicians with very different aspirations came together to form the power-sharing assembly for the good of us all.

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Oliver Cromwell

There is no unionist hero worship of Cromwell

In all my seven and a half decades living in Northern Ireland I have never once heard a unionist or Protestant refer to Cromwell as their hero and role model, as indicated by Peter McEvoy in his letter (‘Unionists say no, 368 years on,’ February 15).

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Letters to Editor

Irish is counter-productive in bid for a united Ireland and will divide the island even more

An Irish language act would have been nothing other than a Trojan horse and unionists were dead right to say no to it.

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Letters to Editor

Unionists need to get their heads out of the sand

It would have been a wrong move for the DUP or indeed any unionist to enter into a deal on power sharing and give away ground to people who do not even want Northern Ireland to exist.

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Letters to Editor

Union at risk of loss of fourth Irish Province

How dysfunctional does the Union of the British have to become before action is taken meaningfully to reform it?

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Better a bridge to GB than more politicians

The last thing Northern Ireland or any other part of the United Kingdom needs is another layer of politicians.

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Letters to Editor

Please do not abandon smaller charities

What has prompted me to write this letter is my concern over the impact of the ongoing controversy involving Oxfam in terms of the possible reduction in support for charity organisations.

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Letters to Editor

Unionists say no, 368 years on

Surprise surprise, unionists who have as their hero and role model Cromwell, the British terrorist who kidnapped Irish-speaking Catholic children and shipped them to Barbados and other British colonies to be used as slaves, now demand no Irish language act in Ireland ...

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Letters to Editor

No more mention of voluntary coalition

We are all well aware of the DUP’s readiness to change direction whilst, with the introduction or deletion of a few words here and there, trying to dupe their voters that nothing has changed — witness Arlene Foster’s addition of the term ‘stand-alone’ to her promise of a few months ago to veto an Irish language act.

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Republicans using language as war

I am told the Irish and English languages are recognised in the national constitution of southern Ireland with Irish being predominant and English secondary even though a vast majority speak English.

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When Declan Kearney, above right, responded to a question in Irish at Stormont at the Sinn Fein press conference on Monday, led by Mary Lou McDonald, Sky News cut away. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

History tells us that Ulster Scots don’t react well when offered 30 pieces of silver

Surely it is time to question what exactly the advocates of an Irish language act are trying to achieve?

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Letters to Editor

Rev Ivan Foster: SF is the unchanged fount of murder and terror that it has always been

When Mary Lou McDonald ended her Sinn Fein leadership acceptance speech with “Up the rebels” and “Tiocfaidh ar la”, (Our day will come), she was clearly signalling a camaraderie and affinity with the bloody terrorism of the IRA.

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Unionists should reflect on the words of Rudyard Kipling about paying Dane-geld

Recent reports in your newspaper have highlighted not only the immediate dangers of agreeing to an Irish language act but the fact that the zealots who campaign for it see it as ever expanding, particularly if it is rights based by way of publically funded judicial reviews.

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DUP's Arlene Foster and senior party colleagues speaking to the media at Stormont yesterday. David McNarry says: "Capitulation is an ugly term used by the DUP of opponents. Now it appears the term fits them in conceding to Sinn Fein." Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

David McNarry: This looks like a shoddy deal that smacks of desperation

Deals are always tricky to please everyone.

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I will not forgive DUP if they cave in to SF, and neither will thousands of others

I see this coming week as the most crucial in Northern Ireland’s history.

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The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. If the EU is to  survive, all member states inluding Ireland will have to give more

Irish need to show more than idealism towards the EU

I sometimes think Irish advocates of the European Union value idealism over practicality.

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