UKIP Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Mid-Ulster, Alan Day, has expressed his disappointment with recent events at the new Mid-Ulster super council.
Commenting, Mr Day said:
“It is a very disappointing start to the new Mid-Ulster super council and an entrenching of Orange & Green sectarian politics of the past.”“The poppy is a symbol of remembrance, especially for those who died in the World Wars. It is used throughout the world in numerous countries including by the Royal British Legion branches in the Republic.“I own a copy of Cookstown District Council`s War Dead book and the names come from across the community. My own Great Great uncle`s – Robert Sands & David Sands – fought with the Inniskilling Fusiliers and North Irish Horse respectively. Robert paid the ultimate price and is commemorated on the Coagh War Memorial.“In this decade of centenaries, especially the centenary of WW1, where both the 16th Irish division and 36th Ulster division paid heavily for our freedom`s, it seems very petty of Sinn Fein to go down this route.“Is it really Sinn Fein strategy to `weaponise` both the Poppy & the Irish language?”“Unfortunately this is the outworking we can all expect under the sectarian carve up of power being delivered by the Good Friday St Andrew`s & Stormont House Agreement`s, adminstered by Sinn Fein & the DUP equally – whilst the other parties in the 5 party mandatory coalition look on, afraid to go into opposition.”
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