Politics of the violent threat: “No claim, no blame…”

Fascinating little interview with Geraldine Taylor and Carrie Twomey, the wife of Anthony McIntyre (who conducted the interviews with Brendan Hughes for Boston College) on Radio Free Eireann (scroll down and about an hour and ten minutes in) on living with low level but serious threats. It starts about an hour in. I was struck by one line in particular from Ms Taylor, which she noted a term I’d not heard before… “No claim, no blame…” In other words, if you do an ‘action’, but then deny it, the blame doesn’t come home to you. Nasty.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty