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9 October 1997 Edition

The union - root cause of conflict

9 October 1997

The reaction which met Martin McGuinness's remarks this week about `smashing the union' indicates the level to which some politicians are deluding themselves in relation to the republican agenda. McGuinness did no more than reiterate what is, and always has been the core republican position in relation to any negotiations. Free article

Editor's desk

9 October 1997

There has rightly been an outcry over the transfer of Jason Campbell to Long Kesh from Scotland where he is serving a life sentence. Campbell cut the throat of a 16 year old boy in a Glasgow street simply because the boy was wearing a Celtic jersey. His transfer was requested by the PUP (who represent the UVF) as ``a confidence building measure''. Campbell, they argue, is a... Free article

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