Our political elite rushes to appease Republican propaganda machine
Published 25/08/2015 | 02:30
The shadowy men and their acolytes who have been telling the world they no longer exist must have been pinching themselves over the past 48 hours, after discovering their new friends in official Ireland.
Government ministers yesterday continued to peddle the delusion that the Provisional IRA no longer exists and that a few wayward, former terrorists-turned-criminals are really responsible for the recent murders in Belfast.
The subliminal message is that the mob who smashed every bone of Paul Quinn's body in Co Monaghan or the twisted thugs who butchered Robert McCartney in a Belfast pub, had nothing to do with Sinn Féin or the Provos, when there is overwhelming evidence that they were.