Foster’s DUP tried to wreck deals

Sunningale power-sharing with constitutional nationalists, above, was brought down by loyalist organisations including the DUP
Sunningale power-sharing with constitutional nationalists, above, was brought down by loyalist organisations including the DUP

Your article (December 10, ‘Mrs Foster to be leader of the DUP’), and her comments are amazing.

Mrs Foster boasts that she fought the Good Friday Agreement along with the direction of the UUP who left her.

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Now she is willing to work with Sinn Fein (still at it) for the good of Northern Ireland.

She is aware that Prime Minister Terence O’Neill, asked what kind of Northern Ireland we wanted and explained his desire to make friends with the Republic of Ireland.

Prime Minister Brian Faulkner shared power with democratic nationalists; so who was it who helped to wreck these arrangements? Her chosen party, the DUP, stood outside the gate during Good Friday negotiations when they could have contributed. She can postulate as much as she wants, but she is a leading member of a party that has done so many somersaults it makes us dizzy.

Does she not see that her adopted party has accepted the things that caused her to leave the UUP and more?

The facts are: the DUP when in Rome does what Rome says. They swallow the bitter herbs, they despise, and like their partners in Sinn Fein, are trying to rewrite history.

No honeyed words will convince me otherwise.

Ann Taggart, Portrush