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William David Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC (born 15 October 1944), is a Northern Irish politician who was the first First Minister of Northern Ireland from 1998 to 2002, and the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) from 1995 to 2005.
- The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead, but the shadow of the mountain behind - a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future. It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism. We can leave it behind us if we wish.
- One of the great curses of this world is the human rights industry. They justify terrorist acts and end up being complicit in the murder of innocent victims.
- Human Rights' Other Face : http://www.rediff.com/news/2004/mar/10rajiv.htm: 10 March 2004 , Rediff.com. . Quoted in S. Balakrishna, Seventy years of secularism. 2018.