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We should not favour murderers

I AGREE with the thoughts expressed by Kevin Myers that 'favouring peace does not mean favouring murderers' (Comment, June 9). He proposes a good, old-fashioned morality that being evil should not be a ladder to success.

The shifting sands of political expediency and 'constructive ambiguity' indulged in by politicians who saw promotion for themselves allowed democrats to embrace ruthless warlords in a common embrace.

The laws of nature - that you reap what you sow - will produce a crop of wild oats. But, then, in the world of moral relativity, there is no ideal, pure seed. British as I am, I do see the hand of history taking a colonial approach.

CLLR DAVID BARBOUR (UUP)

Coleraine Borough Council

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