Thursday 20 July 2017

I feel hand of history upon my shoulder -- a hell of a soundbite

Tensions among chief negotiators reach breaking point leading up to the Good Friday Agreement, in this extract from Alastair Campbell's Diaries Volume Two

Monday, July 21 1997

Ireland was leading the news in the morning because of the Trimble meeting. . . TB was becoming more and more preoccupied with Northern Ireland. He felt that if Trimble showed more strength, he could blow out Paisley.

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