Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hugh gets it right

Responding to the Sinn Féin leadership's assertion that they're under increased threat from dissident republicans, the PSNI Chief Constable has said he agrees that's true.
He goes on: "Because of where the leadership wants to take their organisation, which is down a political and an entirely proper route towards a debate on the future of the island of Ireland, there are people who don't want that to happen. They'd far rather do what they've done in the past, which is violence". Quite right.
The "entirely proper route towards a debate on the future of the island of Ireland" is well phrased. Much as I hate to admit any Englishman is capable of any accurate pronouncement on Irish politics, maybe Hugh is one of the few in the league of those who can. Time will tell.


At 1:24 p.m., Anonymous Tony said...

In the past Republicans would not have had any-one to debate with. A bit difficult to debate with entrenched Unionist sectarianism.
Thankfully there are now some Unionists willing to engage voluntarily. The cynic in me believes that the more odious kind may be stalling until a Tory Govt. relieves them of their obligation to have a fenian about the house.

Here's hoping that I am badly wrong.


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