Blair warns Sinn Fein on violence

#1
Tony Blair has warned Sinn Fein it will be "locked out" of Northern Ireland devolution unless the IRA gives up crime and violence.

The prime minister made the point at a meeting with Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness at Chequers.
It was the first meeting between the men since police blamed the IRA for a £26m bank robbery in Belfast in December - a charge the IRA has denied.

However, Mr Blair said he accepted the chief constable's view on the raid.
No mention of retaining manpower in NI though.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4210023.stm
Last Updated: Friday, 28 January, 2005, 12:48 GMT
 
#3
fas_et_gloria said:
Tony Blair has warned Sinn Fein it will be "locked out" of Northern Ireland devolution unless the IRA gives up crime and violence.

The prime minister made the point at a meeting with Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness at Chequers.
It was the first meeting between the men since police blamed the IRA for a £26m bank robbery in Belfast in December - a charge the IRA has denied.

However, Mr Blair said he accepted the chief constable's view on the raid.

No mention of retaining manpower in NI though.
And why should here be retention? The PSNI alleged it was boyos, let them take the flack that comes. How many years are we supposed to be training them to be effective?
 
#6
well well well Blair threatens, wonders will never stop to amaze me.

Tony, just stop ya lieing your fooling no one, you pathetic butt head.

Your gonna back down you know you are so why spout bollox!!
 
#8
Surely B Liar warning Sinn Fien they'll be locked out is like telling your dog that if he chews the sofa you won't feed him ever again........until he wimpers.....or puts his head on your foot.... or looks at you with those big brown eyes......oh where's your bowl boy? Come on over here boy!
 
#10
Back in 79 the UK was in Sh1t order. Along cums a politician the like of which you'll maybe see a couple of times in you life.
She and Her policies dragged UK back from the brink.
She wasn't a nice person, I first knew her as Snatcher Thatcher and I don't think I'll have to tell you the UK newspaper that gave her that name when she was in the Heath administration as ajunior minister.
Not a well loved person took the blame but she sorted out many of the basic problems that where dragging the country down.
She wasn't perfect but like Churchill she was the man for the job in hand and she did the business.
john
 

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