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Tebbit's 'shoot McGuinness' words a scandal

IT is an absolute outrage that Baron Tebbit of Chingford feels he has the right to make the following statement: "There's always the possibility that a member of the Real IRA will be so outraged by Mr McGuinness bowing to the Queen that they might shoot him in the back for it. We can but hope."

This man is a Peer in Parliament and is supposed to represent law and order. This reckless statement is tantamount to a call for gangsters to carry out some extra-judiciary execution.

While I sympathise that he and his wife were victims of the IRA, I think it is an absolute disgrace.

I would implore newspapers to no longer carry the opinions of Lord Tebbit until he issues an apology to Mr McGuinness or shows some sort of regret.

ALAN R ADAIR

Doha, Qatar

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