Silence over West Bank exodus…

WHEN a film maker appealed to Protestants and unionists who fled Derry/Londonderry city due to violence and inimidation to tell their stories in his documentary, the response from exiles was disappointing. Unionists believe this is a story worth telling, but if reluctance to do so continues, it will diminish the unionist argument that no-one ever gives them a chance to explain their side of things. While there’s something in the unionist psyche about not airing problems and feelings in public, others might claim the reluctance to put unionist issues into the public spotlight is to avoid critical analysis.