There was no agreement between us, there is a great gulf because the southern government still thinks the IRA should be there and by right should be taking part in these discussions and by right should be in any future government of Northern Ireland.
We do not know how many guns, ammunition and explosives were decommissioned nor do we know how the decommissioning was carried out. There were no photographs, no detailed inventory and no detail of the destruction of these arms.
Time and time again, violence and the threat of violence has reaped dividends for the men of violence. The fear of IRA terror has resulted in the government granting item after item from the republican wish list,