On Friday 13th October the Chairman of COPOV was sitting in a traffic jam in Waterloo, just over the river from Whitehall listening to the radio traffic report. It said that Whitehall was closed and there had been a controlled explosion. I listened to the News in the evening and I looked at the newspapers but not a mention was made of this incident. Is the Government censoring the news? Do "D" notices still get issued? Are they terrified that in reality the so called "Peace Agreement" has broken down. We know it has in Northern Ireland, but has it also on the Mainland, and we are not being told?
The people of Northern Ireland now know that the "Peace Agreement" was a confidence trick and that a totally undemocratic institution has been imposed upon them. Why then does the Conservative Party persist in supporting the minority of Unionists that support it? Why is the Party insisting that any parliamentary candidates for the General Election have to support it when they know that the Northern Ireland Conservatives almost unanimously oppose it?
It is reported that Jeffrey Donaldson said that he might be the "first Conservative MP from Northern Ireland." If the Ulster Unionist Party made him their Leader and adopted his policies and scrapped the sectarian elements in their constitution we could well see a Conservative and Unionist Party in Northern Ireland once again. Andrew Mackay MP would have to change his attitude for this to happen.