Letters: Ronald Mortimer, January 15, 2016

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn with Jo Rust at King's Lynn Railway Station Saturday December 5th 2015 ANL-150612-085914009
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn with Jo Rust at King's Lynn Railway Station Saturday December 5th 2015 ANL-150612-085914009
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In reply to your letter of January 5, Mr Cox. Thank you for a good reply on several subjects.

I do not apologise for serving my country and looking after non-military personnel (fireside fusiliers). When I and thousands of other military personnel were serving in Northern Ireland and other conflicts, Mr Cox, how many cups of coffee or tea did you drink? How many pairs of slippers did you wear out, was your bed comfortable at night? Mr Cox, the Northern Ireland split between Catholics and Protestants goes back to a movement of human beings from the UK mainland, the same as is happening today with another religious faith. If a united Ireland was founded back in 1918 that would have seen civil war on the island of Ireland and that could still happen if your idol Mr Corbyn gets to be Prime Minister in years to come. I know all about the dossier on Iraq as do millions of other people and I back Blair and the USA for taking out Hussein. Mr Blair did well on the peace agreement but that started way back in 1976 by a priest from the Falls Road area.

If you were there on Bloody Sunday and witnessed the event then you can voice an opinion on the subject but you were safe at home. I can wave my flag because I served my country – have you?

The new Labour leader is really supported when there is more flak flying in his own party from his members and even the bookies have slashed the odds he will be gone.

He is a disgrace to the brave military and civilian people who lost their lives for this country to openly agree with terrorist leaders. Yes, Mrs Thatcher spoke to the Irish Government to bring about peace but she never sat with Gerry Adams or Martin McGuinness like your idol did.

Ronald Mortimer

Lynn