April 13, 2014

Proof That Britain Lost to the IRA

Peter Hitchens, Daily Mail

The Associated Press

So this is what it is like to live in a defeated country. Your Head of State has to consort with one of the leaders of the most successful terror gang in the world, and pretend she likes it. This grisly person sits at dinner in Windsor Castle, nodding and smiling at the great and the good.

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