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Martin McGuinness's protege Martina Anderson won't be punished, never mind asked to offer resignation

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Martina Anderson with party colleagues John O’Dowd and the late Martin McGuinness at Stormont

Martina Anderson with party colleagues John O’Dowd and the late Martin McGuinness at Stormont

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Martina Anderson with party colleagues John O’Dowd and the late Martin McGuinness at Stormont

There are a number of republicans who particularly irk unionists. Martina Anderson is one of them (and I'm pretty sure she would regard that as a badge of honour, by the way).

Many believe that she goes out of her way to offend them and Tuesday's tweet was a prime example: "£800m for pensions mainly for those who fought Britain's dirty war in Ireland ... for those involved in collusion ... for British troops like Paras who murdered people on Bloody Sunday ... £800m mainly to discriminate and criminalise and exclude."