Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Investing in Protestant Northern Ireland
Sinn Fein complains that the £30m announced for investment in the Protestant community is disciminatory and panders to DUP whinging about underprivilege in Protestant areas. Pity. Sinn Fein should be big enough to accept that this is a necessary move, that all areas need investment, and that politically this is ultimately a good thing. One has to second guess the Shinner's these days as to whether they're talking generally and telling everyone what they really think, or whether they're saying these things for a particular constituency, but on the face of it you've got to say that anything that truly helps the disadvantaged in the North must be welcomed with open arms, and anything that can be pointed to as proof that protestant's aren't in fact, second class citizens, will be politically useful.