Letters: Ulster's silent majority shares blame

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Sir: A former member of the Alliance Party, I resigned my membership, not through any disillusionment with the party, but rather with the people of Northern Ireland. Over the years, canvassing door-to-door, the majority of people we spoke to were "moderates", the so-called "silent majority" - at least that was until election day, when they promptly ran back to their respective camps.

I feel tempted to say "a plague on both your houses" and leave Northern Ireland - but I won't. This is my home, my family are here, and my memories are here and anywhere else I would be a stranger. So, later today I will phone Alliance Party headquarters and rejoin the party. Once again I will try to help find a middle ground. That is the only hope any of us has left.


Lisburn, Co Antrim