Boris Johnson, no admirer of Sinn Fein, never mind the IRA, is nonetheless surprised at the lack of irony with which the IRA made its offer to the McCartney sisters to shoot the men accused of killing their brother. He also argues that Sinn Fein’s near passive acceptance of the IRA’s right to take such action will not play well in the US.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty