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SDLP shared future excludes 'Northern Ireland'

Published 15/01/2014

Over the past weeks we have heard the SDLP hectoring us about a shared future etc.

However, although they claim to support the Good Friday Agreement they are unable to call this part of the UK by its correct title, which is set out in the agreement as Northern Ireland.

They refer to us as "The North" or the "North Of Ireland" but seem unable to utter "Northern Ireland".

Even one of their Star Buys, Ferghal McKinney MLA, has taken to calling us anything but Northern Ireland.

However, when he was in UTV he was more than happy to give us our proper title.

May I point out to the SDLP that their actions over this are grossly disrespectful and insulting to the majority of us here who support our position within the UK.

They use the incorrect title for our country as a deliberate policy to demonstrate that they are as Republican as Sinn Fein.

I would also point out to them that, according to public documents released recently, the Dublin government was furious that on one single occasion HM The Queen inadvertently referred to the Republic of Ireland as the Irish Republic.

Northern Ireland Citizen

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