Saturday, 22 May 2010

The SDLP - a nationalist party?

SDLP swearing oaths

DURING the Westminster election campaign, SDLP leader Margaret

Ritchie repeated the following mantra ad nauseam: "We'll be there

when it matters, where it matters."

Undoubtedly, Tuesday, May 25th, will be one these really important

occasions when we will see all three SDLP MPs troop into the British

Houses of Parliament to make the following crucial intervention:

"I [Margaret Ritchie, Mark Durkan, Alasdair McDonnell] do solemnly,

sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will be faithful and

bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and

successors, according to law."

When it matters, where it matters indeed!


West Tyrone

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I dunno why we can't come into the 21st century. The parliamentarians would do well to have a new swearing in session where they promise nothing to Her Majesty the Queen but instead swear that they will faithfully serve the people who elected them.

Of course people can swear all they like but it makes little difference. Many of them are there to serve only themselves.