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Unionists betrayed by some of our royals

 

The vast majority of the people in Northern Ireland have sympathy and understanding of the horror of the Manchester atrocity and don't adopt the hypocritical stance of Sinn Fein - many of whose members carried out such atrocities for many years, eg: La Mon, Bloody Friday, Enniskillen, Kingsmill, Teebane and Claudy (to name but a few).

In the light of this empathy, perhaps Mancunians will understand the sense of betrayal the victims and their families felt when the Prince of Wales visited Dublin and met Gerry Adams.

How would the families of the victims of Manchester react if the successor to the Crown, in due course, met and exchanged pleasantries with one of the leaders of the group which was instrumental in organising the atrocity?

It is hardly likely such an action would take place in GB, but, of course, unionists were always treated as second-class UK members to the extent that Lord Mountbatten, in the early-1970s, at Windsor Castle, made his view clear to the Irish ambassador that he favoured a united Ireland. Who is to say he wasn't conveying the real royal preference?

Lyle Cubitt

Ballymena, Co Antrim

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