“Republicans were always law abiding.”
“Everyone who is involved in trying to bring about change, whether it is suffragettes or people involved in armed actions, of course they broke the law, that’s a given…but here we are in peaceful times.”
Gerry Adams speaking to Noel Thompson on today’s BBC Good Morning Ulster.
So there you have it. The IRA were law abiding downtrodden people doing the right thing to make everything better for everyone. Just like Emmeline Pankhurst.
UPDATE – tweeter @Wasthatmee has written to us to say “Can hardly see him throwing himself in front of the King’s Horse. “I was not aware of a race and I do not recall being a jockey.”