Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Queen should drop 'London' from Derry

The planned visit of Queen Elizabeth to Dublin is welcome news to Irish people everywhere who support improved relations between the independent Irish state and Great Britain.

This visit probably results from the Saville Report, which indicates that the civil rights marchers who were killed on Bloody Sunday were innocent victims - not armed terrorists.

The Government in Westminister and the English Queen could further enhance friendship between their nation and the Irish state by dropping the prefix 'London' from the name of the city in which 13 innocent civil rights men were shot dead and officially recognise it as Derry, which is its preferred name by about 80% of the people of Ireland.

SEAN MAC CURTAIN

Franklin, NY, USA

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