DUP and Foster are not success stories
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