Happy New Year and Hurry Up

Here is the text of Ian Paisley’s New Year address.

Ever the optimist, I think I found the positive nuggets in the speech:

This year can be a year of delivery. Quality support for the police, the courts and the rule of law would do much to change the mistrust and suspicion held by the unionist electorate, and the sooner we have delivery, the better for us all. For the first time in our history, republicans are contemplating support for the police and the courts in Northern Ireland. Let no words discourage them. Unionists must be sure and certain that any advances by republicans are free from conditions, and that they have not been secured by reckless government actions detrimental to the interests of the law-abiding citizens of Northern Ireland.

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