Lord Tebbit: ‘My wife is imprisoned in a wheelchair’

Lord Tebbit at his home in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Lord Tebbit at his home in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Lord Tebbit has spoken of his wife’s “imprisonment” in a wheelchair and his own daily battle with pain as a result of the IRA’s 1984 bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton.

In an interview where he retracted a controversial comment in which he said that he hoped the Real IRA would shoot Martin McGuinness, the Conservative peer spoke candidly about the physical suffering he and his wife Margaret have endured for three decades.

Earlier this week Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams led condemnation of a comment which the former Conservative Party chairman made to the Daily Mail saying “we can but hope” the Deputy First Minister would be shot.

 

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