March 28th, 2023, 7:07 pm
[color=var(--c_d1t)]The story of an MI5 spy’s link to the Northern Ireland peace process,[/color]
https://www.independent.ie/entertainmen ... 99933.html
The MI5 agent claims he put his career and life on the line by disobeying orders and meeting with Martin McGuinness just three days after the IRA’s Warrington bombing in 1993. After introducing himself as a British government representative, Robert says he told McGuinness Irish unity was inevitable. And he says it was these contentious and entirely unauthorised words that led the IRA to call a ceasefire and engage in the political process.
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap.