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Ruth Dudley Edwards

Why unionists and nationalists should not shy away from their competing views on past

Ruth Dudley Edwards


There's no point in providing history students with an inoffensive curriculum, says Ruth Dudley Edwards

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Winston Churchill (pictued) and David Trimble have often divided opinion

Winston Churchill (pictued) and David Trimble have often divided opinion

David Trimble

David Trimble

Winston Churchill (pictued) and David Trimble have often divided opinion

Last month I saw a young woman on a TV news programme being asked if she thought Winston Churchill was a racist whose statue on Parliament Square should be removed. "I don't know," she replied. "I never met him."

At least she was more open minded that many of those who have been plaguing us to eradicate memorials to people they know nothing about.

Or those senior republicans who relentlessly indoctrinate their followers with the MOPE (Most Oppressed People Ever) version of Irish history.