Martin McGuinness was fairly vocal on a range of media channels yesterday with a fairly clear message, that whoever is behind the idea that he was ever a British spy (and on RTE yesterday he seemed to be blaming elements of the DUP – see FD’s Loyalist conspiracy theory for the converse), was trying to get him killed. Given the rough ‘justice’ meted out to Denis Donaldson, it’s not an implausible outcome where it proved conclusively. But in McGuinness’s case, conclusive proof one way or the other seems unlikely to emerge.
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