Brian Feeney is a leading nationalist commentator and frequent broadcaster on Northern Ireland affairs. He was an SDLP councillor for sixteen years. He is co-author of Lost Lives: the story of the men, women and children killed in the Northern Ireland troubles.
What on earth was our proconsul doing meeting men from what are called ‘the four main churches’? You might ask what was she doing wasting her time meeting them, but then she is wasting everyone’s time so why not waste her own? You could also ask what on earth the men from the churches think they’re doing meeting the proconsul? You’ll be none the wiser from their vacuous remarks after the meeting.
It was dispiriting to see the colonial forelock tugging from unionists at the weekend as they tried to find something praiseworthy to say about our proconsul after the breathtaking admission she made exposing her ignorance about this place.
The party's over It's time to call it a day They've burst your pretty balloon And taken the moon away It's time to wind up the masquerade Just make your mind up the piper must be paid The party's over It's time to call it a day.