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Parties should view themselves from other eyes

Now that the Westminster Parliament has been dissolved, the posturing has begun in earnest by Northern Ireland's mighty political few, waiting on the substitutes bench, hoping and praying for a hung parliament so they can swing into action with their hamper full of requests.

Maybe the leaders of the DUP and SDLP who are full of their own self-importance should take a step back and view politics from mainland Britain.

Do they honestly believe that any future Prime Minister with an ounce of sense would be foolish enough to dance a tune with the devil of political parties from Northern Ireland and allow them to put a governmental gun to their heads?

Alan Kerr

Newtownabbey

Belfast Telegraph

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