IRA victims will treat MEP’s booklet with ‘contempt’: DUP

Martina Anderson
Martina Anderson

A new booklet by an IRA convict-turned-politican will be treated with “the utmost contempt” by her and her comrades’ victims, a unionist MP has said.

Gregory Campbell hit out at the booklet “Britain’s Dirty War in Ireland”, produced by Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson.

According to Ms Anderson, it seeks to highlight “the impact of British government collusion with unionist death squads”.

The Londonderry-born ex-IRA woman – who spent 13 years in prison for explosives offences – said Britain had “failed in its obligations under international human rights legislation to safeguard the right to life” in relation to paramilitary-state collusion.

Mr Campbell, MP for East Londonderry, said: “Martina Anderson has a considerable track record as part of the Irish republican movement, in having a very close, first-hand knowledge of death squads.”

He said while she may be set on “fooling some of the unwary” with her booklet, he added: “Her latest attempt to re-write history will be treated with the utmost contempt by all of those who suffered at the hands of the IRA death squads.”