In the hands of history
Published 22/09/2011 | 05:00
•Martin McGuinness's entry into the presidential race has hit a nerve like tinfoil on a filling. The political status quo has been stirred from its torpor prompting hysterical displays of helplessness not seen since Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall.
Mr McGuinness, just like Gerry Adams, has a right to get his comeuppance, and no doubt this will happen in due course when he tries to engage with the country.
In the interim, you will hear how he was part of the IRA elite that was responsible for the deaths of 1,800 people between 1969 and 1998, 630 of whom were civilians.