So intent is the Blair regime in destroying Ulster’s proper place within
that it is even prepared to cast into the negotiating pot the right of the
people to vote. Nothing to them is sacrosanct.
During the past five years our birthright as United Kingdom citizens has been
repeatedly jeopardised. Even a Celtic supporting Secretary of State admitted
that he had a feeling for the atmosphere of cold the Ulster Protestants had to
endure in the five years of the Agreement’s rule.
Ulster Protestants are the victims of the kicks
received in the house of their so-called friends. They have been lashed by the
Fascist rule of well-armed, well-financed and well-directed bloody-greedy Irish
Yet Mr Trimble sits on a table, his feet hardly
touching the floor, and has the brazen audacity to further insult a deeply
wronged people by telling them that the last five years were years of wonderful
progress – in fact the preservation, the defence and maintenance of the Union.
Let me catalogue some of the milestones that marked
the path of the past years of David Trimble’s stewardship. Where has it brought
us? To the place where IRA/Sinn Fein holds us to ransom and even decides the
timing of our elections.
From changing the dates of elections, next in line as
a casualty will be the elections themselves and then the changing of their
Already the British Government has scrapped the right
have a referendum on our place within the Union. That is a clear indication of how
the wind is blowing.
Survey the path along which Ulster has been taken by the push over
charter of Trimble unionism.
Listen to this catalogue of the casualties of the
Trimble concessions to IRA/Sinn Fein –
1. The weakening of Northern Ireland’s position within the United Kingdom. The Dublin Government
now has as much say over us as Westminster has.
2. The release of hundreds of
prisoners who have committed thousands of crimes, including murder and bombing.
3. The institutionalising of
4. The guaranteeing of SF/IRA
gunmen a place in Government resulting in –
(i) The unfair allocation of millions of £££s to
maintained schools to the detriment of State schools.
(ii) The allocation of hundreds of thousands of £££s
to the propagation of the Irish language by a Health Minister who sat over
50,000 patients on waiting lists, the worst in Europe.
(iii) The allocation of millions of £££s to promote
North/South ministerial bodies, in effect, an all Ireland Government.
(iv) The removal of over one hundred military
installations along the border.
(v) The downsizing of the security services where
Republicans carried out some of the worst atrocities in Northern Ireland.
(vi) The destruction of the RUC as well as the
destruction of the Band.
(vii) The justification of discriminatory employment
practices, known as 50/50 recruitment, resulting in almost one thousand
Protestants being denied jobs in the Police Service.
5. The massive increase in
bureaucracy, resulting in Northern Ireland being over-governed by double the departments needed,
thus requiring 33 percent more elected representatives compared to Scotland.
6. First and Deputy First
Ministers’ Office employment of 450 staff, almost as many as the White House
7. Sinn Fein kept in
government while the IRA carried on gunrunning from Florida; the Castlereagh break-in, costing
£12 million in upgrading the personal security of Judges, Police and
8. The Colombia exchange of terrorist
techniques, the benefits gained by the IRA, as well as the killing of Colombian
9. The withdrawal of the
right of Protestants to march to and from their place of Worship.
proposed disbandment of the Royal Irish Regiment by way of a redundancy
In the House of Commons Magazine, Mr Trimble states
that he believes the Good Friday Agreement ‘contains the potential to transform
make it something approaching a normal society.’
The truth is that the so-called Good Friday Agreement
has the potential to destroy our province, and unless we destroy the Agreement
we will be destroyed forever.
I must, as the Unionist leader who, in five European
elections, defeated the candidates of all other unionist parties, and indeed
all other parties, make it plain to Mr Trimble that the Unionist people will in
this election pass judgement upon him and his supporters who, by his broken
promises and dishonoured practices and pledges, has brought our Province to its
present state of catastrophe.
Mr Trimble, you must now face the Unionist electors.
Gerry Adams said when you brought him into Government ‘Well done David’, but
the Unionist voters will give a very different verdict.
Let met tell the IRA/Sinn Fein liars, the cowards, the
murderers, the killers of hundreds of mothers, fathers, children and unborn
babies, as well as men and women serving in the Crown Forces, and all such
terrorists, whether they call themselves Republican or Loyalist, the Ulster
electorate, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, will pass its verdict on you
To those who would debase the Protestant faith by
abusing it as a cover to conceal acts of terror similar to the IRA, I say,
Protestantism believes in full civil and religious liberty for all men. The
DUP’s foundation principle is – all men equal under the law, and all men equally
subject to the law.
To those who profess Protestantism and are wedded to
terrorism I say, when you as a terrorist fly the Protestant flag you reveal
yourself a pirate flying under false colours. I utterly, without any
reservation whatsoever, condemn you. You have played into the hands of Ulster’s enemies, and made it
much more difficult for me and those like me to fight Ulster’s battle in the Parliaments of the United Kingdom and Europe.
The DUP is dedicated to the principles of liberty and
democracy. I have given my life in defence of these principles and as a humble
believer in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Saviour of all men, but especially to
those who believe, I trust that our Province will experience a great spiritual
awakening and a return to the paths of keeping the commandments of Almighty
This Ulster of ours has had a rotten deal through terrorism, treachery
and lying. That rotten deal is the product of a rotten Agreement.
We believe that every man in Ulster has a right to attain the aim of our
election slogan – ‘Its time for a fair deal’.
We demand it. It is our right. We demand it. It is our
On Election Day I’m calling on you to give us the
mandate to succeed.
IT’S TIME FOR A FAIR DEAL