An Ulster Unionist MLA has said the Narrow Water bridge should be called the Parachute Regiment Bridge.
Sam Gardiner, MLA for Upper Bann but originally from Lurgan, County Armagh, said it should be "named after the 18 members of the Parachute Regiment who were murdered there by the IRA."
BBC News - MLA: name Narrow Water bridge after Parachute Regiment
So they want to name the new North-South bridge after the Paras, the same Paras who gunned down 27 civil rights protesters in Derry killing 14 of them, the same Paras who were responsible for the deaths of so many in Ballymurphy. It's absolutely crystal clear that there are many in the Unionist community who couldn't care less about the deaths of innocent Catholics in the conflict, particularly those killed by their glorious sec forces. This is evidenced by the Para flags that went up in the Fountain in Derry and in other thoroughfares into the city, just in time for the anniversary of Bloody Sunday last year - some of them still being up.
And that is not even to mention the rank stupidity in this suggestion. I could live with it if not for the rank hypocrisy of it, they've recently put a UDR statue in Lisburn, given British regiments the freedom of towns in the North and what about the bench to commemorate a Loyalist Paramilitary? Then they cry their eyes out when the Shinners respond in kind?
They are trying their utmost to paint a one-sided story of the conflict and that is very far from a recipe for peace.
Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right....
It will also be partitioned in two and one half will be divided down the middle by peace walls and hate....
It's all good though, let's have a march to celebrate the glorious covenant.