John Major has never honoured the original paragraphs of the Joint Declaration with Albert Reynolds, but has stalled at every step with additional demands from Sinn Fein to use the word "permanent" and then to decommission weapons.
It is time he and the Ulster Unionists realised that you don't gain peace by sitting around tables talking with friends but with enemies. It is time, too, that the Ulster Unionists realised that half the population have no stake in Northern Ireland, a bogus state not represented on the Union Jack, and with a Protestant majority whose roots lie in Scotland.
All the people of Ireland and mainland Britain should have a say in the future of the six counties which have not only cost thousands of lives, but a vast fortune to the British taxpayer. Northern Ireland is a grotesque parody of democracy.
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