David Trimble

Belfast Telegraph 11th May 2005 Dear Sir, I read with interest the article by Maurice Hays (BT 10th May) under the heading “History will be kinder to Trimble that his Contemporaries”. While I have much sympathy for the sentiments expressed by Maurice Hays, he appears to assume that in the future people will be more seriously interested in history than

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Letters on GOLI & UUP Relations

Belfast News Letter Letters 21st July 2007 Dear Sir, I read with interest the article in today’s Newsletter which is misleading both in terms of the headline and the content. May I respectively point out that the headline ‘Orangemen praised for breaking UUP link’ is incorrect as it is not within the competence of Bangor District Lodge, so to do.

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European Theological Seminary, Birmingham

Belfast Telegraph 18th January 2005 Dear Sir, I noted with interest the response of Professor Gordon S. Beck of the European Theological Seminary, (Writeback, January 14). While I would not want to take away from what he says about the ability of Ian Paisley to “give valuable help to theological students enrolled in recognised educational establishments”, it is rather ironic

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Back to Basics

The Orange Order: Go Forward by Going Back Rev. Brian Kennaway • 10 November 2004 The recent article by Dr. John Coulter (The Blanket 4 November 2004) on the Orange Order was both challenging and incisive. While I appreciate what John was attempting to get us to think through, that the Orange Order needs to change in such a fast

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W.F. Marshall

Belfast Telegraph Letters 23rd July 2004 Dear Sir, I recently received, with my copy of the Belfast Telegraph, a brochure for the Maiden City Festival.  The organisers of this Festival are to be commended for their diligence in producing a wide and varied programme of such intellectual and artistic interest. I note that the Centre for British Studies are again

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Parades Commission

Belfast Telegraph Letters 5th May 2004 Dear Sir, I read with interest the article by Michael McHugh (BT 4/5/04) concerning the Orange Orders relationship with the Parades Commission. Unless I am mistaken and in spite of the statements of the ‘spokeswoman’, your paper has, in recent years, carried numerous stories about Orange Lodges “engaging in direct dialogue” with the Parades

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Orange Discipline

Belfast Telegraph Letters 10th April 2004 Dear Sir, May I support the sentiments expressed by such a senior and respected Orangeman as Dr. Warren Porter. (BT 9/4/04) It is significant, given Dr. Porters standing within the Orange Order, that, he should acknowledge that proper discipline should have been exercised long ago. However given the comments by the Order’s spokeswoman it is

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