McGuinness: ‘we will not be deflected’

There are intimations that any transition from anti state to pro state politics is not going to be smooth. And it sounds as if Martin McGuinness has some individuals in mind, not least the INLA. He has stated to the Derry Journal:

“It is important that, whatever concerns republicans might have about current political developments, they should not allow themselves to be exploited or manipulated by individuals who are now operating to their own malign agenda and who should know better. We will not be deflected from what we think is the right thing to do.”

“It is important that, whatever concerns republicans might have about current political developments, they should not allow themselves to be exploited or manipulated by individuals who are now operating to their own malign agenda and who should know better. We will not be deflected from what we think is the right thing to do.”

Hat tip to reader Martin.

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