As you have probably gathered by now, I don’t think much of the main Unionist political parties.
However, William McCrea’s statement on Sinn Fein/IRA and criminality in my view deserves to be both highlighted and commended.
Dr McCrea asked Mitchell McLaughlin if he still believed that the murder of Jean McConville was not a crime.
Mrs McConville, a mother of ten young children, was abducted by the IRA in 1972 because she helped comfort a dying soldier who had been shot just outside her front door.
Her body was not uncovered until 2003.
Just two years ago, McLaughlin told RTE that while the murder was “wrong” it was not a “crime”.
Surely Dr McCrea’s statement demands an answer.
If Sinn Fein/IRA still hold this warped view of what constitutes criminality then surely their claimed support for the rule of law is, as Dr McCrea puts it, “a nonsense”.