McGuinness in Iraq – latest

Picking up on Turgon’s post on Martin McGuinness’s peace mission to Iraq, I see the BBC are rating it highly in the newsmaking stakes. They’ve sent Paul Adams a news correspondent to follow in his footsteps. For the Today programme, Wood interviewed the DFM last night for broadcast just after his plane touched down this morning. McGuinness was asked some pointed questions, about his attitude to killing British troops in Basra and planting car bombs.

I hope his companion on the mission Lord Alderdice the former Assembly Speaker is asked for his assessment of the trip.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London