Hearts and Minds: “I hope he doesn’t find it all bulls**t!”

John Grieve who explains that the apparent difference between the IMC and IICD’s reports (sound file) arose because they both have different range of contacts, and had a wider remit than just decommissioning. In particular, “we don’t declare who were are talking to about anything. That’s in order to protect the people we talk to”. There’s also a swedging match between Martin McGuinness and Nigel Dodds, that gave at least one senior citizen from North Down, who was watching, a very bad headache.

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