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(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Tony Blair's one-time sidekick , Jonathan Powell, is apparently claiming that Westminster practically 'wrote the script' for the so-called 'peace process' regarding the Six Occupied Counties in the north-east of this isle.
Nothing new there -it seems that both the DUP and Westminster had more of an input to the PSF 'peace policy' than has been properly highlighted up until now.......

"The governments also proposed a form of words for a statement from the (P)IRA.... "

More here...
Mr Adams "...claimed that in advance of his party's executive two weeks ago the DUP had been given the text of a motion about policing that Mr Adams would put to that meeting.. "

....and here -
"...the draft of a PIRA statement on decommissioning was handed over to Downing Street for their approval but was rejected by Blair and his crew and returned to the Provos.. "

He who pays the piper , Mr Adams....