DUP and Foster are not suc­cess sto­ries

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Letters -

Sir — Eoghan Har­ris (Sun­day In­de­pen­dent, Oc­to­ber 7) claims that Peter Robin­son and Ian Pais­ley were suc­cess­ful be­cause they em­braced change, so as to con­trol the agenda. He’s wrong.

They em­braced change be­cause they had no choice, and if the DUP, hav­ing no choice but to share power with Sinn Fein, is called suc­cess­ful, then I don’t know what fail­ure is?

The DUP was never in­ter­ested in what was best for the peo­ple of North­ern Ire­land, in gen­eral, or even the union­ist peo­ple in par­tic­u­lar, it was merely in­ter­ested in what was best for it­self. Why is it so keen on pow­er­shar­ing now, hav­ing op­posed it so vo­cif­er­ously for the past 45 years?

As for the like­li­hood of Ar­lene Foster be­com­ing a stateswoman; sorry, that is some­thing she will never be. A Thomp­son, Dun­gan­non

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