“…the extraordinary end to an extraordinary career in making war, then helping craft an uneasy peace.”

Useful from Quintin Oliver, who is well placed to know Martin is gone and not coming back

… that post will not see Martin McGuinness ascend Disraeli’s greasy pole – his doctors have read him the riot act: ‘continue as before and you’ll not survive – retire now and enjoy some more time at home’; the extraordinary end to an extraordinary career in making war, then helping craft an uneasy peace.

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