Ford says Girvan’s comments on flag burning are unacceptable

Alliance Leader and South Antrim MLA David Ford has criticised DUP MLA Paul Girvan for saying he had no problem with the burning of tricolour flags on bonfires.

David Ford MLA said “I’m dismayed at the comments Paul Girvan has made. It is unacceptable to burn any flag no matter what country it represents.

“As we seek to have a peaceful summer, tensions should be kept to a minimum.

“People are entitled to celebrate their culture, however they should not seek to offend others.

“Politicians have a responsibility to show leadership and set an example. I believe his comments fall well short of what is expected from an MLA.”

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