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Sinn Fein arrogance and menace haven't gone away, you know

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The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced politics around the world. Some political reputations have been enhanced because of a perceived competence in dealing with the pandemic, while other reputations, such as that of Emmanuel Macron, have been damaged.

Some other politicians have been in trouble for breaching Covid regulations and the SNP's Margaret Ferrier, who lost her party whip, has been charged with culpable and reckless conduct.

Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, the biggest political impact has been around the funeral of former IRA leader Bobby Storey, with ranks of men marching behind the Sinn Fein leadership.

The role of senior Sinn Fein politicians, the response of the PSNI and the decision of the PPS not to bring any prosecutions have certainly angered many people who saw the event as a Sinn Fein show of strength.

They ask what led Sinn Fein to believe they could get away with it and why the PSNI did not intervene to disperse the crowds.

Eventually, Chief Constable Simon Byrne claimed that any attempt to intervene would have caused "widespread violence and........

© Belfast Telegraph

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