LETTER: Peace must be maintained in Northern Ireland

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From Mr Bill Courtney

Sir: I appeal to John Major to act with courage and nobility by calling a general election.

At this time of crisis in the Northern Ireland peace talks, we need a leader who will speak for Britain from a position of strength, not a leader who must make all his diplomatic moves by his need to retain the support of the Unionist parties.

History will not forgive Mr Major if he squanders this fading chance for peace in Ireland in order to retain his power in Britain.

Yours faithfully,

Bill Courtney

Altrincham, Cheshire

9 February

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