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Gerry Adams' protest is simply an act

Gerry Adams' poster protest on Stormont steps against government cuts is a meaningless gesture - just as meaningless as if he also played the part of King James at the July 13 sham fight at Scarva.

When it comes to budget cuts, the Tory/Lib Dem coalition's real calculation will be the voting strength of the opposition going through the 'No' lobby at Westminster. One thing they can rely upon is that Sinn Fein's opposition counts for nothing.

When and where it matters, its five uncast votes always serve to prop up the British Government.

BRIAN ROONEY

Downpatrick

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