In our so-called Christian country, with cleric politicians, has a person shown more true Christianity? Yet he is criticised and ridiculed. Is it surprising that this conflict has gone on so long and continues yet more violent? By meeting the IRA, Mr Wilson has opened them up to more avenues of criticism, for their dismissal of his Christian act. How does he give them credibility?
Gordon Wilson may have been nave to think he could reason in human terms with the IRA, but I think he has done more in trying to bring peace than all our politicians put together. You don't know until you try, and this time he failed; but he is only just beginning, and, combined with Peace Initiative '93, something good may yet happen.