The sad death has been announced this morning of former Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness. The SKWAWKBOX offers its condolences to his family and friends and considers that Northern Ireland has lost a great figure.
Tributes have been made by a range of political figures and rightly so. Mr McGuinness was a man who once said that there was no future for the hopes of Irish Republicans without armed struggle but that if anyone could find a way to achieve them without violence he woulld embrace them – and he was true to his word.
One tribute in particular bears mention, though. It comes from former spin-doctor to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell:
This blog echoes those sentiments and the peace agreement in Northern Ireland was undoubtedly a high point of the Blair government, so Mr Campbell is well placed to comment.
However, his comment should also lay to rest one…
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