Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 23 November 2014

Equality display atop a bonfire

I AM a tad surprised that your editorial (DebateNI, July 2) frowns on placing the Irish tricolour on traditional 11th-night bonfires – especially given your paper's perceived liberal attitude and support for an equality agenda.

It would take but a few seconds to trim the orange segment from the Irish tricolour before placing it on a traditional 11th-night bonfire, but with great equanimity and no evidence of bias the orange has traditionally been burnt together with the green.

However, you might also argue that this probably goes some way to explaining why the Orange Order, UUP and DUP argue so vehemently to retain academic selection and the grammar school education system.

BJM

Belfast

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