Monday, 24 January 2011

Bloggers send 'open letter' to Owen Paterson

O'Neill from Unionist Lite and Dilettante, this morning go public with an email addressed to the Secretary of State, Owen Paterson.  The text is as follows:

Dear Mr. Paterson,
We are writing to you concerning the position of the Conservative Party vis-à-vis its activity in Northern Ireland. As Conservative and Unionist bloggers we have been firm supporters of Mr. Cameron’s policy of political engagement in the province, and we hope to be able to continue to facilitate in our small way the efforts of the party there. In recent weeks there has been some confusion about the future of the party in Northern Ireland, and if you were able to clarify that position for us, we would then be able to pass it to our readership.
Kind Regards,
Dilettante, oneill
Paterson has been notably silent on the shape of the Conservative party's continuing relationship with the UUP and how it can lead to meaningful involvement in UK politics.  Exactly how do Paterson and Cameron intend to extend equal political citizenship to Northern Ireland under the current circumstances?
The issue is, at the very least, under explained at present.  It will be interesting to see whether the intrepid duo can provoke any response by going public. 

No comments: