Letter: A united Ulster

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Letter: A united Ulster

Sir: Andrew Boyd (letter, 15 May) seeks to rubbish the Good Friday agreement by asking what kind of agreement asks Protestants to support the IRA, and Catholics to support the UDA.

The simple answer is that the agreement is inclusive. The tragedies of the last thirty years have their roots in the misguided fears of the two opposing communities; this agreement is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to walk away from division.

Most nationalists now accept that there will not be a united Ireland in the foreseeable future. With this in mind, is it too much to ask for people to work for a united Northern Ireland?

OSCAR McCARTHY

Hull

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