Camp­bell praises ‘po­lar­is­ing’ Adams

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

ALAS­TAIR Camp­bell paid trib­ute to the part played by Gerry Adams in the peace process in the North.

As then prime min­is­ter Tony Blair’s spokesman from 1994 to 2003, the spin doc­tor worked closely with Adams.

He said: “Gerry Adams is a po­lar­is­ing fig­ure but no­body can take away the role he played in steer­ing the IRA from vi­o­lence and per­suad­ing the repub­li­can move­ment to em­brace democ­racy.

“It took real courage for Gerry and Martin Mcguin­ness to change course. They were very tough ne­go­tia­tors.”

TRIB­UTE Mr Camp­bell

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