There are no instant solutions.
A leader has to ‘appear’ consistent. That doesn’t mean he has to be consistent.
The rule of law should be upheld by all political parties. They should neither advise others to break the law, nor encourage others to do so even when they strongly disagree with the legislation put forward by the government of the day.
A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
You can never reach the promised land. You can march towards it.
Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.
I’ve never been one to say that Britain was joining a happy band of brothers.
If the law is a bad law, there is always the contingent right to take action that you would not otherwise take.
There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either.