Mitchell Good Friday Agreement

Two weeks ago, on BBC television, David Kerr – who was then a consultant to Trimble – revealed for the first time what was going on behind those closed doors. He explained how the discussion between senior UUP officials came and went. Jeffrey Donaldson was very concerned about the closure of the IRA and the release of prisoners in two years. John Taylor raised about twenty questions in the final text. But the contribution of security spokesman Ken Maginnis was decisive. He began with a big sigh: “Look guys, I`ve been here for thirty years and I`ve seen it all. After each failure of the dialogue initiative, there is a new cycle of violence and murder. We are tough trade unionists. You can take it, but that`s not the point. Every time union members come back to the table, the deal is worse…


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