Alex Maskey has been involved in dialogue with the Presbyterian Church since the late eighties. However on Hearts and Minds last week, he got something of a slap in the face from the current moderator, when the religious liberal, Ken Newell, told him that “the IRA had stolen the wheels of the [peace] process [through the Northern Bank robbery] and that process is now locked in the sand”. He suggests he’s 95% sure that the IRA conducted the robbery. In reply to Maskey’s complete belief in the IRA’s denial, “if you have no doubt Alex, then you are an extreme fundamentalist!”
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