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Criticism of unseen Hunger Strike film is yet another "typical Gregory Campbellism"- Mc Cartney MLA

20 May, 2008

Commenting on criticism from Gregory Campbell about a Channel 4 film on the hunger strike period, Sinn Féin MLA and former Hunger Striker Raymond Mc Cartney has said that this is nothing other than a typical "Gregory Campbellism"!

The film "Hunger" is currently being showcased at the Cannes film festival.

Mr Mc Cartney said,

"The DUP's Gregory Campbell has tabled a motion at Westminister against this film.

"Has he actually seen this film? This is yet another typical Gregory Campbellism.

"As Republicans remember the 27th anniversary of Raymond Mc Creesh and Patsy Ó Hara's death tomorrow, the legacy of the hunger strikers remains a symbol of resistance around the world.

"The legend of Bobby Sands has lasted the test of time, far greater than Margaret Thatcher or her counterpart General Pinochet.

"I would urge people, especially Gregory, to watch the film when they get the opportunity rather than knee jerk reactions."


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