“Even Chamberlain had a piece of paper”

The BBC are reporting that Peter Robinson is claiming to have been private assurance that the army council has gone away permanently. The BBC are quoting him as saying: “It’s important that those who are in the leadership of the republican movement make it very clear publicly, as they have done to us privately, that the IRA is out of business for good and is not going to return.” This has drawn a predictably stinging response from Jim Allister “Even Chamberlain had a piece of paper, all Peter has are “private assurances” from the republican leadership – the same leadership which assures us Gerry Adams was never even in the IRA! “