PR first, rewriting history next

Patrick Murphy in the Irish News, helpfully transcribed by Newshound, asserts that the PIRA has already decided what its statement will say.. and that the dance has already begun. He argues that the current PR make-over will merge into a more insidious process by a Provisional Movement in pursuit of political power – “For its successful transformation from paramilitary to para-political it must pursue three inter-linked strands of spin – claim continuity of structure; reinforce its assertion of victory and, to justify its victory claim, it must then rewrite Irish history.”