Will City Hall back unionist anniversary?
I read that the Sinn Fein Lord Mayor of Belfast removed a portrait of our head of state from his office and replaced it with a copy of the 1916 proclamation of the Irish Republic. This was done in the interests of creating 'an inclusive space'.
Given his interest in inclusiveness and historical documents, will he now lend his support to the Unionist Centenary Committee in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant in September 2012?
Perhaps he will support proposals to make a new covenant available to signatories within the grounds of City Hall on the anniversary?
After all, the 1912 covenant was signed by half-a-million willing signatories; the 1916 proclamation was a plagiarised text used by a group of armed militants who had little support from the Irish people.
I think by lending his support to the above proposal, he would reinforce his desire to be seen as an inclusive Lord Mayor and would strengthen his party's commitment to the principle of consent.
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