Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“Martin McGuinness tells us that the letter bomb attacks of recent days were the “product of bitter, twisted little minds”. Does the same apply to the PIRA letter bomb which exploded at the London stock exchange on 24th August 1973 or the one which exploded at the Bank of England the following day, both of which resulted in injuries? Or the IRA letter bombs which injured two people in the run up to Christmas that year?
“These bomb attacks are following the Provo template and it was as wrong in the 1970s as it is today. It is the height of hypocrisy for McGuinness to condemn what has happened in the last few days when just a short time ago his party colleague Gerry Kelly was commemorating the Shankill Bomber.”