Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Brilliant week was marred by parade shame

WHAT a week we have just had. I, for one, was deeply moved by the addresses at the Waterfront Hall by Barack Obama and Hannah Nelson. Both speeches summed up exactly what ordinary people think of our country.

Then we had the G8 summit in Fermanagh. We are told this was the most successful G8 ever. It certainly put Northern Ireland on the map for all the right reasons.

Then, on Saturday night, we had Andrea Begley from Pomeroy winning The Voice on BBC1. It was so pleasing to watch this young lady rise to the top.

Oops, I nearly forgot. On Friday night, we had the Tour of the North. I'm glad that, on the whole, there were no serious incidents. But why should there be an incident at all? If you don't agree with the march, stay at home, or find something else to do.

I wonder what the speakers and audience at the Waterfront Hall thought of MLA Gerry Kelly's involvement with the police Land Rover on Friday night.

Those in a position of leadership should do more to improve the problem areas that still exist in our great country.

MAURICE DRURY

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