Just on Nolan Live tonight
Breaking : Jonathan Powell, former Chief of Staff to Tony Blair, has floated the idea on Nolan Live tonight that the IRA should be legalised
— Stephen Nolan (@StephenNolan) October 14, 2015
In the clip Powell says;
I don’t think it matters whether the IRA has gone away. If the IRA is there as a veterans organisation why does that matter? Why not legalise it?
For clarity Powell stated in the interview his approach is reaching out to those who are seeking peaceful means and are committed to peaceful means.
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs