Flags And Emblems: Equality or Neutrality The Solution?

One of the motions passed on the first night of Sinn Fein’s Ard Fheis was to do with the party’s stance on Flags and Emblems in the six counties. The ‘Equality or Neutrality’ principle has very much become the accepted position by nationalists since Alex Maskey first headlined the issue as Belfast Mayor a number of years ago. Whilst becoming very popular amongst nationalists (and catching the SDLP on the hop), unionists have disappointed nationalists by not showing any signs of a willingness to reciprocate. With a number of local government councils likely to face legal action in the months/ years ahead over the matter, it will appear this issue is not going to go away any time soon.