Anthony McIntyre recalls Donaldson’s role as a political enforcer. Enforcing, that is, conformity to party leadership’s line on the peace process. He argues that this would have put Donaldson in a position to serve both his paymasters – Sinn Fein and the British – without any significant conflict of interest.
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