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Truth will out as a leopard cannot change its spots

Martin McGuinness complains about the "dark side of policing". But how can there be a "dark side"?

Adams, McGuinness, Mowlam and Blair – aided and abetted by Patten – ensured that they got the police service they wanted.

McGuinness asserts that it is "politically motivated policing". He ignores the fact that Adams was hoping to score a PR triumph (it's election time, after all), so volunteered to present himself to the PSNI.

What a shock for Adams and McGuinness. "The reformers" cannot ignore the rule of law and so Adams is interrogated at length.

Accept it, McGuinness. The truth will out. All your whingeing will not stop the truth being discovered. It may frustrate it, but time will tell.

Many people who opposed the Belfast Agreement were castigated for living in the past – we were castigated for suggesting that a leopard cannot change its spots.

Let there be no doubt, the days following Gerry Adams's detention will determine whether we were right or wrong.

Already Sinn Fein warns us that, if they don't get what they want, they will show their true colours.

So stand by for street protests, attacks on the police, traffic disruption and the rest. Nothing has changed.

A leopard cannot – and will not – change its spots. Once a terrorist, always a terrorist.

HARP AND CROWN

Ballyclare, Co Antrim

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