MARTIN McGUINNESS says that the vast majority of people are absolutely wedded to building a new society on this island despite the flags protests and riots and he is up for a sensible debate on British and Irish identities in the North of Ireland. “The North is simply not as British as Finchley,” he says.
Writing in Friday’s Belfast Telegraph about reaction to the democratic decision taken by Belfast City Council on December 3rd to fly the Union flag at City Hall on the same basis as the Assembly at Stormont, the Sinn Féin MLA and deputy First Minister (who is pictured right visiting the Short Strand this week after homes were attacked in Union flag riots) says:
❝The last few weeks have been bad weeks for the political process, bad weeks for the peace process and bad weeks for the vast majority of people who are absolutely wedded to building a new society on this island.
I have listened very carefully to the various reasons being put forward by those involved in the protests and in the violence. None of them Continue reading