I haven't covered much Northern Ireland politics in this blog as yet but that's mainly because I've been so disgusted with the so-called peace plan- essentially a surrender to the demands of terrorists. As I said in a previous post, an independant commission has issued a report which states that the IRA is still actively recruiting new members and training them in the use of the gun and the bomb. As IRA is fronted by Sinn Fein, it seems preposterous that they should be allowed to take part in the inner workings of our devolved government.
Ian Paisley, the often bluff and outspoken leader of the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party), has today stated that he will not serve as first minister here with a Sinn Fein deputy. Part of the peace deal was that the majority elected party would not rule as in most every other country, but that regardless of the votes, power would be shared.
"I don't see it because I don't trust them and the people don't trust them," Mr. Paisley said.
"Mr Adams said today that the IRA would never be disbanded - so if that is his view, then that is it."
If Sinn Fein/IRA is committed to peaceful progress then why the need for an armed terrorist organisation at all?