There's no belief in power-sharing. One of the things that can't be sold to the Catholic population ... We've moved on. For Catholics, direct rule has been the best form of government we've had, with a number of direct effects, for example fair employment. We'd still be waiting for a local assembly to introduce fair employment legislation. but we have it, it's up, it's operating, slow enough in some places but on the way ... And the relationship between Catholics, nationalist politicians and westminster - that they have direct access and a good profile in the world at lareg - these things have come about, in all honesty, as a result of direct rule ...
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Sinn Fein and direct rule
McLaughlin's analysis of how direct rule advantaged the Nationalist community in Northern Ireland is certainly interesting and something that Unionists would do well to remember.
Posted by Nelson McCausland MLA at 11:39