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Unionists must shake off apathy to beat SF

I cannot believe how things have turned Around. Arlene Foster is being vilified while those causing the real problems are waltzing about as if they represent the whole of Northern Ireland. I dread to think what Sinn Fein would be like if it actually had a majority.

Imagine the outcry if Arlene blocked Stormont, saying: "I will not go into government with Sinn Fein unless they get rid of Gerry Adams as president, and Sinn Fein must commit not to try to force any more pro-gay bills through Stormont."

Can you imagine the outrage this would provoke? And yet this is what Sinn Fein is doing while not even the largest party elected. It is utterly ridiculous. Sinn Fein is trying to dictate what the DUP can and cannot do, yet the DUP were elected the largest party by people like me. And yes, when the DUP protect marriage, it is representing me and people like me.

Sinn Fein seems to have no interest in getting Stormont back up and running. It bitterly opposes Brexit, yet is making sure Stormont will have no say in the negotiations. Gerry Adams is pulling the strings and Sinn Fein scents blood. It wants another election because it thinks that it can make even more gains.

Unionism needs to shake off its apathy. If there is another election, unionists need to get out and vote in force, or they will see what Sinn Fein is capable of.

Lee Maginnis

Portadown

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