Unionist threat to use violence nothing new


By Brian Feeney (for Irish News)

Sinn Fein spokesmen have been queuing up to express disappointment at what they complain is a lack of unionist leadership. Where have they been? Perhaps they have read no history but most of them have lived through the whole period of the Troubles and therefore the present stance of unionist politicians should come as no surprise to them. Unionists have always used violence or the threat of violence to get their way. For them to join in common cause with the UVF in north and east Belfast is entirely consistent with past behaviour.

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