In a front page editorial this evening (I can't provide a link so I've transcribed this from the print edition) the paper asserts in relation to the flag issue: "But most who share the feeling of hurt are appalled at how a legitimate sense of grievance has degenerated on the streets into threats, violence and criminality."
I have to say that if the Belfast Telegraph represents mainstream unionist opinion, and fails to grasp that the new flag policy is merely emulating what is already best practice among major councils in Britain then we have little hope. To suggest that it is justifiable to fly the flag on a daily basis only in the city which just happens to have the largest number of opponents by far, to that practice, anywhere in the uk, is counter-intuitivity at an asinine level.
What part of "majority opinion" do they not understand?
Grievance your arse!
Get a bloody life!
The Dublin owners of this rag need to be taken to task for promoting continued Neanderthal thinking in this part of Ireland simply to curry favour within unionism.