I read that the British and Irish governments have snubbed prominent anti-terrorist figures who fearlessly campaigned against the Provisional IRA.
The guest list includes such celebrity personalities as Amanda Brunker and Lorraine Keane, as well as television presenter Terry Wogan, chef Rachel Allen, Nama developer Harry Crosbie and model Erin O’Connor. In marked contrast, leading peace campaigners such as Chris Hudson MBE and Barbara Fitzgerald CBE, and media figures such as Kevin Myers, Eoghan Harris and Ruth Dudley Edwards, have not been invited to any official events relative to the visit this week of Queen Elizabeth.
Whilst I have no problem with the Queen going to Ireland, I am very uncomfortable with the paying OF tribute to those who murdered her own subjects. To add further shame, the two governments are clearly and wilfully now vanquishing those who to their credit stood against the IRA. It’s a farce – and I will not be watching it.