I note that the Roman Catholic Church has been accused of being selective in its acceptance of inquiries into Northern Ireland’s troubled past.
DUP MP Gregory Campbell spoke out after a retired bishop questioned last week’s police ombudsman’s report into the Claudy bombings which named Father James Chesney as the chief suspect for the 1972 atrocity.
Writing in a daily newspaper yesterday, former Bishop of Derry, Edward Daly, said he was “not at all convinced” the priest was involved in the bombings which ripped through the Co Londonderry village, killing nine innocent people.
Campbell has a point, of course and Daly seems wilfully deluded. However, what can we make of the DUP who willingly sit in power with the political delegates of the same terror group that bombed Claudy, Enniskillen, Teebane, La Mon….? The DUP know the pedigree of those who they share power with and yet they still do it. I think the words grotesque hypocrite sums up Campbell and his clan.