Bearing in mind the lack of any sense of partnership between the DUP and Sinn Féin just before the collapse of the Stormont Executive I suspect that there is little confidence n the republican/nationalist community that lessons have been learned by the DUP and that going back to Stormont will begin a new era of mutual respect and true partnership.
Human rights organisations and statutory bodies have increasingly left the concept of ideologically neutrality – to impartially challenge abuses from different political regimes – in favour of a mission to push a socially liberal concept of human rights.
The Ballymena Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, representing approximately 20,000 people, mainly in the Mid and East Antrim Area, want to voice our outrage at the prospect of an almost unregulated abortion regime being imposed on Northern Ireland as a result of legislation passed at Westminster.
Whenever the so-called ‘Hooded Men’ case comes back into the public spotlight, I can’t help but think about many others who were ‘hooded’ during our recent troubled past. They never had an opportunity to remove their hoods before being brutally executed, most often by the IRA.
Newton Emerson (September 28) misses the point with his critique of the complaint submitted by CAJ to Translink over the facilitation of discriminatory passport checks on cross-border bus services by both Gardaí and UK immigration officers.
Iread with interest David McNarry’s letter – ‘Early election can restore will of people on Brexit’ (September 16) – and was saddened, mainly for him, in the autumn of his life, to reveal such a meanness of spirit.
The high jinks on display in the past few weeks in London SW1 has seen Boris Johnson – who as prime minister is considered ‘first among equals’ – treat the whole legislative assembly of the British parliament with contempt, misleading the British monarch in his attempt to stifle debate.