Ulster Unionist Leader Mike Nesbitt is confused, a quality that seems essential if one is to lead that political party. Just consider this a moment;
The leader of the Ulster Unionist party Mike Nesbitt has called on the organisers to call off this Saturday’s flag protest in Belfast city centre. On Saturday, a parade has been organised to mark the murders of two Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldiers who were killed by an IRA bomb in 1988. Mr Nesbitt said nothing should deflect from marking “the memory of two brave citizens”.
James Cummings and Fred Starrett were killed on 24 February 1988 in an IRA bomb attack in Royal Avenue. Mr Nesbitt said: “I understand over 1,000 people will take part in the parade to commemorate James and Fred who were members of the Ulster Defence Regiment deployed to protect the building site that was to become Castlecourt Shopping Centre”
Really, Mike? Do you think sitting in government with those whose organisation KILLED the UDR soldiers is respectful? Do you think signing up to a deal that saw the killers of hundreds of UDR and RUC officers stroll free from prison is respectful? Nesbitt talks cant. Let the Flag Protest proceed and I am sure the protesters will respect the memory of those who dies fighting the IRA scum whose political proxies sit around the same table as Mr Nesbitt and other assorted political hypocrites.