Letter: Loyalist violence
Wednesday 07 July 1999
I trust he will accept that, from a Unionist perspective, it is just as well that such democratic principles were not held with such tenacity by the British and putative Irish governments in 1920 when they sowed the seeds of the modern Troubles by ignoring the outcome of the 1918 general election - when parties favouring Irish independence took more than 80 per cent of the vote in Ireland as a whole - and instead caved in to threats of violence from hundreds of thousands of well-armed Ulstermen by partitioning the island.
I know, history lessons will get us nowhere, but I hope Mr Trimble gives peace a chance.
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