I had intended to simply post a thread asking if other ARRSErs felt that Martin McGuinness, alleged Sinn Fein politician, ought to be charged with his membership of a proscribed organisation after the publication of a photograph of him wearing IRA 'uniform'. He has always maintained that he was not a member of the IRA, only of Sinn Fein, despite the fact that he was widely know to have commanded the Derry Brigade. However, it transpires that he admitted his role in the IRA as part of the running-sore that is the Savile Inquiry into Bloody Sunday - no doubt with immunity from prosecution in order to ensure that the investigation could grind on. Today, the Telegraph published a photograph of him in IRA 'uniform', the release of which had apparently been authorised by the terrorist in question, given the fact that he had already revealed his IRA past to the Inquiry. It is, of course, my contention, that the photograph constitutes independent proof of his background, outside the context of the Inquiry, and thus clearly open to investigation and subsequent prosecution (even if it only results in a weekend in a prison and immediate release under Tony Blair's appeasement agreement). At least then, he would be given an opportunity to atone for his past crimes (albeit insufficiently) and would have a criminal record that would be taken into account in the future - and the original sentence could be invoked should he and his kind revert to their previous ways now that their limelight has been stolen by a greater terrorist threat than their own. However, when I went to get a URL to post a link to the photograph, there was no mention on the Telegraph website. So I searched the Timesonline, but to no avail. I then did a global Google search and found only one reference, in a N Irish publication. What has happened? Has McGuinness realised his error in authorising the release of the picture and slapped an injunction on the global media? Or have 'New' Labour's spin-doctors been working their magic because 'Tony' doesn't need any more embarrassments at the moment - particularly with the deadline for permanent disbandment of Stormont looming. Is there something fishy going on? Do I need to reline my hat with the old bacofoil?