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Blair tells IRA: disband, it won’t work any more.
Tony Blair yesterday issued his bluntest warning yet to the IRA that it must disband once and for all if the Northern Ireland peace process is to survive. In a landmark speech designed to win over wavering unionists, the prime minister told Republicans if they wanted the Good Friday agreement to succeed, they must make a fundamental choice between politics and paramilitarism.
Um, why didn’t Blair demand that the Protestant paramilitaries disarm too?