Agree with you 100% WB.Unlike a lot of politicians over here who spout nowt but sh1te,Ervine was the one constant in the termoil that is Ulster politics.One thing folk have to real is that NI is unlike any other region in the world.For someone like Ervine to renounce his past & embrace peace is a step forward that the majority are scared to take.Whiskybreath said:Don't see your point. Ervine renounced his past, and admitted that he had been wrong - while stating quite categorically that he believed he was in the right to do as he had done at the time. He took to politics as he believed that it was the civilised way to progress, unlike the vast majority of PSF figures who only see it as an easier and more profitable way to power than their 'war'.
There are some who would say the same thing of McGuiness and Adams. Terrorists are ever turning to politics - look at Mandela.Tharg_almighty said:58_Pattern said:
Must have took you ages to think of that educated response.
In a very complex couldron of politics he took flak from both sides as he used his experience and manner to move forward and help both sides of the community. I recently watched a documentary where he travelled to France to pay respects to the fallen, both Irish & British with a Sinn Fein councilor. Bigger man than me, and no doubt you!!