Northern politicians ‘will not remember Heath fondly’

Unionists and nationalists have said former British Prime Minister Edward Heath will not be remembered fondly by the people of Northern Ireland.

Unionists and nationalists have said former British Prime Minister Edward Heath will not be remembered fondly by the people of Northern Ireland.

Mr Heath, who led Britain from 1970 to 1974, died last night at the age of 89.

Former UUP MP John Taylor, now known as Lord Kilclooney, said Mr Heath had never liked unionists, who accused him of forcing them into sharing power with nationalists.

Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin said the former British Prime Minister had treated the families of the victims of Bloody Sunday with contempt.

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