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The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union.
We have to make sure the Good Friday Agreement works.
We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence.
I think there is a huge responsibility upon governments to understand the consequence of their decisions.
Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
When I wrote ‘Before The Dawn,’ I made it quite clear that there are lots of people involved in my life who I can’t talk about simply because I’d put them at risk.
In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.
Sinn Fein has the potential and capacity to become the vehicle for the attainment of republican objectives.
The days of humiliation, of second-class citizens and of inequality are over and gone forever.
The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally.
If you militarise a situation, you beg for an armed response.
At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.
But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example.
We can be revisionist, and that’s a good thing to be at times, but we shouldn’t airbrush our history, so we can only make judgments in the objective conditions of that time.
I like to think I’m very grounded. I’m very grounded in my family. I’m very grounded in my community.
The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin.
Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
I stopped buying Sunday papers about 15 years ago, because you’d buy handfuls of them, and what you got, because the hard news comes from so many other channels, was opinion pieces. You’re better off spending the money on a good novel.
The last months, weeks and days have seen accelerating discussions, involving the DUP for the first time, about a comprehensive agreement which would see all outstanding matters dealt with and the Good Friday Agreement implemented in full.
For good or ill, I’m a person of leadership. I do my best. I don’t dodge responsibility.
In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new, imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments will share power in the north.
For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.