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Adams comments on British government papers

30 December, 2011 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams TD, has today published a blog which examines in detail the British papers released under the 30 year rule and covering the 1981 hunger strike.
Mr Adams blog can be viewed on the Belfast Media Group site or by googling ‘Gerry Adams leargas’.
In his blog the Sinn Féin leader assesses the British government attitude to the hunger strike; comments on the claim that Bobby Sands offered to suspend his hunger strike in a conversation with Fr John Magee; and says that ‘back-channel’ transcripts raise serious questions about the relationship between London and the Derry based back-channel Brendan Duddy who has the British code-name ‘Soon’.
Finally, in his blog Mr. Adams comments on the spurious claims made in recent years which allege that the republican leadership blocked a possible deal just before the death of Joe McDonnell.
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