Thursday, January 18, 2007

Adams at Ervine funeral

Who would have thought it possible - even 2 years ago - that the Sinn Féin leader (and widely assumed former chief of staff of the Provisional IRA) would venture into arch-Loyalist east Belfast to sit in a Protestant mission church and commiserate with the widow of an ex-UVF terrorist turned visionary politician?
 
I've criticised Republicans (and others) here, but credit where it's due: Gerry Adams did a Big thing by attending David Ervine's funeral.

2 Comments:

At 2:28 a.m., Anonymous bill said...

As nasty as my opinions may be regarding polititians, Gerry Adams included, I have long believed that he is the only one that could really bring peace to Northern Ireland (and Ireland in general). Now that many of the PSNI with protestant paramilitary connections are leaving the force, I question why some of the IRA folks would not support policing. The Brits have de-facto control of Northern Ireland. They are responsible for policing. If you want to change something that exists, the first thing you need to do is accept it's existence. Perhaps, they would prefer that Northern Ireland does without any police force at all until the issue of unification is resolved.

 
At 1:51 a.m., Blogger The Phantom said...

I was not aware that Adams attended Mr. Ervine's funeral. It surprises me, though perhaps it should not.

 

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