“our party never endorsed violence at any stage..”

Bizarre argument between the SDLP’s Alban Maginness and Sinn Fein’s Francie Molloy on the legacy of the civil rights movement during the Hearts and Minds programme. But there was a surreal retrospective renunciation of violence from Francie Molloy towards the end – as quoted in the post title – despite the recent keeping of the faith with the republican past.. as the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has stated

“There may have been misgivings or serious concerns about particular military operations, but there was no real dissent from armed struggle. It was taken for granted that that was the way of things. While I was of the view that no military solution was possible I also felt armed struggle was a necessary form of struggle and I defended this position without being dogmatic about it.”

I can’t see anything, indeed.