Why get rid of such bigoted individual, every time he opened his mouth he just confirmed everything SF/Nationalist politicians told their followers.
It would’ve been quite a coup though.Better the devil you know.
It would merely have confirmed that the "war" was a sectarian protestant-versus-catholic dispute as the British would have preferred to frame it, rather than a struggle for independence from British rule that Republicans insisted it was.
Is this the lady in question?I watched the first episode of that series last night. A good prog by the looks of it. The incident towards the end of the prog where the poor lady had been shot by some dick with an FRG, apparently through her living room window. She was blinded, anyone know the background to the incident & was there any investigation?
Because we had to make sure he wasn't. The patrols and God knows what else that went into keeping him and his mob and the Civil rights brigade alive for example - Bernadette Mccluskey
Rev P had police protection, obviously because of threats, MP etc. Armoured car driver and CP RUC officers. I recall about the time of him addressing a "Third Force" assembly there were some awkward questions for the protection team from the RUC hierarchy!Because we had to make sure he wasn't. The patrols and God knows what else that went into keeping him and his mob and .... [snip]
She was given the last rites by the RC army priest at Musgrave but recovered. The priest was later posted as the garrison god botherer in Münster where I was based at the time. One night in the officer’s mess he got pissed and confessed to one of our squadron officers that he had a T shirt made with “IV’E SEEN BERNADETTE’S BUM” emblazoned on it.The couple were taken by helicopter to hospital in nearby Dungannon for emergency treatment and then to the Musgrave Park Hospital, Military Wing, in Belfast, under intensive care.