Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 31 January 2015

Vital issue will not be fudged" >
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The attempt by A S of Drumbo to make humour of the serious political consequences that potentially flow from the brutal murder of Paul Quinn (Write Back, October 26) is neither impressive nor, for that matter, humorous.

The Oxford Guide to the English language defines 'corporate' as 'shared by members of a group; united in a group.'

Given the gravity of this situation, I chose my words carefully and the aforementioned definition is, I believe, correctly applied in determining if indeed it was the IRA who were responsible for the murder of Mr Quinn. As A S will know, there are many corporate bodies that do not pay corporation tax.

I can assure him that the DUP will not be fudging this issue. We will gather information from the PSNI, Garda and the security services as well as local sources before coming to a definitive conclusion. We will also consult with the IMC. If A S wants to engage in comedy, then, perhaps, he should add another S to his initials?

Jeffrey Donaldson, MP, MLA Lagan Valley

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