Short: IRA never targetted civilians

Former member of the British Cabinet Clare Short stirs the pot with an interview with Gulf News in which she sympathises with insurrectionists in Iraq as came father from South Armagh, but that targetting civilians is a terrible moral deterioration. Interestingly she also makes the claim that the IRA never targetted civilians. It’s already caused some fury amongst Tories in Bournemouth.

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