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From: William F Shaughnessy< >
Subject: Re: Bits & Pieces
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 22:21:16 EST

On Tue, 10 Feb 1998 12:50:09 -0800 (PST) John Carpenter
<> writes:
>and the prods are doing the same. That's why Tony
>Blair is to be commended for negociating and why I
>can't figure out why John Major couldn't seem to get
>around to it, in spite of a long cease fire for the
>place. You sound like you prefer vengeance to
>peace...hope you don't. Too many people in NI, the
>Middle East, the former Yugoslavia and
>Czechoslavakia, and so on and on do prefer vengeance.
> But the only way it'll stop is if everyone stops.


The times and conditions are totally different. John Major, in
order to hold his coalition together, had to bow down to the MP's from
Northern, and also to the MP's of the IRA persuasion.

Tony Blair, on the other hand, does not need Northern Ireland,
Scotland or Wales. This places Blair in an extremely strong negotiating
position, and time is rapidly running out for the Proddys.


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