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It was ludicrous how Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s spin doctor, was feted by the media and others when he arrived here to launch his new book, The Irish Diaries.
No mention of the ‘dodgy’ dossier complied by Campbell supporting the Iraq war, which consisted of falsehoods and lies. No mention of the hundreds of thousands of deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, including hundreds of British soldiers, many from Ireland. When the BBC’s Andrew Gilligan alleged the Blair government had sexed up the 2002 dossier, pressure was put on Dr David Kelly who was revealed as Gilligan’s source. Dr Kelly sadly committed suicide.
Campbell was known as a bully boy and Blair’s Rottewiller.
Regarding the Good Friday Peace Agreement, Albert Reynolds, John Major or the late Mo Mowlam have been forgotten for their contributions.
Of course the British secret service, who had their agents, including ‘Stake Knife’ and others, in the top echelons of the IRA and UVF are never mentioned for their major contributions.
Nobel laureate professor Higgs has revealed recently Blair offered him a knighthood which he turned down. It’s a pity Irish citizens didn’t do likewise. Now we have bigot Ian Paisley and his wife sitting in the House of Lords. What a sham. Blair had a column in the London Times recently advocating the British go to war again in Syria. Yet his new job is as a peace envoy in the Middle East.
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