Whilst HMG at the time were sanctioning torture on men that had been detained without charge, facts that the current government seem keen to keep quiet. Presumably so people like yourself don't understand that people in NI had reasons to be aggrieved. irishtimes.com/news/ireland/…
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yeah, how do these guys think this makes him look bad?
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It was a week after a deadly IRA terrorist attack, and his guests were convicted IRA bombers. It'd be like Al Gore inviting Khalid Sheikh Mohamed for tea a week after 9/11. It would look bad, unless you loved 9/11.
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how would Maggie Thatcher meeting the IRA fit into this analogy?
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lol grasping at straws. Corbyn is meeting them because, as other Corbyn fans have chimed in to admit in this thread, they believe IRA’s armed struggle was justified. He was not negotiating peace, nor had a mandate to do so. It’s like me meeting Bin Laden vs Bush meeting him.
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it's a very British tactic to accuse those questioning the establishment's human rights abuses against prisoners of being an IRA supporter.
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It’s really not. No one has to accuse them of supporting the IRA’s armed struggle, as in response to my comment, Corbyn supporters freely admit. As did John McDonnell when he said the quiet part out loud news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/…
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Imagine honouring the memory of the MP Bobby Sands
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It really is possible to say that the waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohamed was bad without approving of 9/11.
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when and where did Corbyn approve of the Brighton bombing?
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Replying to @TheKateMcK
I'd have thought inviting convicted IRA bombers into Parliamnet a week after they blew up an MP is giving the game away, but he was also the editor of a magazine that retracted its initial opposition to the bombing. I think it's fairer to say he *still* refuses to condemn it.

Dec 20, 2021 · 7:22 PM UTC

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Replying to @bbwxt20
this is a truly wonderful piece, thank you for sharing. I don't see any retraction there, where abouts is it?
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First paragraph under the heading refers to the previous month's issue after the bombings which said it was bad, that the Editorial Board (of which Corbyn was General Secretary) rejected it, then the intro admits it was a miscalculation and offers this piece as a token of apology
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