Letter: IRA plan to trump the Orange card

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Sir: Perhaps Dr Mo Mowlam, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, could seek advice from Nelson Mandela, who faced a similar problem to that posed by Drumcree.

In his case, it was the Zulus who insisted on asserting their ancient tribalism by parading through the streets wearing fur hats and carrying clubs and spears, regardless of the risk of violence and death.

In Drumcree, although it's bowler hats, brollies and cloth horse-collars, the attitudes and risks are the same.


Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire