Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 4 August 2015

Labour Party is scared to fight sectarianism

Published 22/05/2013 | 04:20

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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