Thursday, June 16, 2005

SDLP member warns of 'apartheid' danger in the north of Ireland

BBC News:

Northern Ireland is in danger of becoming an "apartheid society", MPs have been told.

The comment was made by the SDLP MP for South Belfast, Alasdair McDonnell, in his maiden speech in Parliament.

Dr McDonnell claimed the "parties of division" were jeopardising the goal of peace and justice which was "closer than ever".

"If the parties of division have their way we will all live in single community ghettoes," he said.

"I assure this house that the SDLP will stand up to those who would seek to establish such an apartheid society."

Of course, what the SDLP has always failed to understand is that the Six Counties already has its own form of apartheid where the British colonists (the Protestant unionists) rule over the indigenous Irish (the Catholic nationalists).


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