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On-the-runs revelations signal end of the road

I NEVER thought that I would ever write to the Belfast Telegraph, but since the revelations regarding republican on-the-runs, I thought I just had to make my feelings known.

I am a 70-year-old Protestant woman. My husband is 74.

Together, we brought up three children, who are all pleasant, hard-working, non-sectarian people. We both embraced the principle of the Good Friday Agreement – despite a little touch of scepticism.

Over the past couple of years, I have become gradually disillusioned with the way things were progressing in Northern Ireland politically and have begun to feel that we were conned into voting Yes for a document, which was obviously never an agreement, but, rather, a paper which bore no resemblance whatsoever to what the Government had agreed with the IRA representatives.

Perhaps the so-called 'Good Friday Agreement' should be renamed 'The Peace At Any Price' document, as it is becoming more apparent as the years go by exactly what concessions were given to republicans (with no doubt more to be revealed).

I have always voted for non-sectarian, middle-of-the-road politicians. Never, ever again.

Isn't it sad that, at the age of 70, a moderate like myself has been turned into a militant?


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