Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Reg Empey speaking at the UUP Annual Conference in the Ramada Hotel, Belfast, (Saturday 22 October 2005):
"The IRA was exhausted by years of failure to get the pro Union members of our community to bend to their wishes.
"Left friendless isolated and repudiated by an international community sick, sore and tired of terrorism in the wake of 9-11.
"And the Ulster Unionist Party played a pivotal role in devising and accelerating their end."
BBC, 15th May, 2006:
"A row has broken out over PUP leader David Ervine joining the Ulster Unionist assembly grouping.
"Ulster Unionist leader Sir Reg Empey said the move would cost Sinn Fein a ministerial seat.
""A unionist executive would reflect a unionist majority," he said
"DUP leader Ian Paisley said by linking with the PUP the UUP were "allying" themselves with terrorism."
The Ulster Unionists - stinking hypocrites.
Amazing how principles go out the window when there's power to be had, eh?
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