Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

Labour Party is scared to fight sectarianism

THE Labour Party has historically boycotted elections in Northern Ireland and undemocratically suppressed non-sectarian Labour Party electoral politics.

In large part as a result, our politics are dominated by sectarianism, which generates issues such as the flags crisis.

The Labour Party then claims (Comment, May 21) that it might be tainted if it intervened as electoral democrats in a situation it has had some responsibility in creating.

The party wants to be thought of as an 'honest broker'. The dictionary defines 'pusillanimous' as 'lacking courage, or timid'.

That sounds a more accurate description of the party's stance of denying us the right to tackle our sectarianism by voting for Labour Party candidates.

BOYD BLACK

Secretary, NI Constituency Labour Party

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