Trimble needs to say more

Discussing Trimble’s seemingly rash words on the Irish Republic, Ruth Dudley Edwards says, “it is a universal truth that Irish nationalists can dish it out but can’t take it.”

In general she echoes the Newsletter’s sentiments, that this may be a stimulus to an important debate. But she ends with an acute observation:

“If he wants nationalists anywhere to listen to him, now that he has more time on his hands, it would help if he explained his views on Irish history and society at somewhat greater length and with rather more tact.”