Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Sinn Fein and DUP don't 'get' power-sharing

DOES anyone else get the impression that neither the DUP nor Sinn Fein really understand what is meant by power-sharing?

I get the impression that both parties seem to feel the Assembly is some kind of talking shop, where they will eventually convince their opponents of the 'superior' nature of their own agenda.

The DUP tend to mean some kind of materialist 'superiority' which flies in the face of their claims to be Christian, while Sinn Fein tend to think that their 'superiority' is in the realm of a notional justice that they feel people believe they have in spite of all the indicators to the contrary.

I can only advise that these parties come to a realisation that, as with all man-made conflicts, they are dealing with their equals, bar minor cultural differences.

JOHN O'CONNELL

Derry

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz