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Conservative peer Norman Tebbit. Credit: BBC NI

Conservative peer Norman Tebbit. Credit: BBC NI

Conservative peer Norman Tebbit. Credit: BBC NI

It would be natural for Tory peer Lord Tebbit to oppose Boris Johnson’s de facto amnesty for state and paramilitary killers in Northern Ireland, but he argues that while it is not a good deal it is the best one that could be done.

He was injured and his wife Lady Margaret left paralysed when the IRA attempted to kill former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher by blowing up the Grand Hotel in Brighton during a Conservative Party conference. Unlike very many victims of the Troubles he received partial justice when he saw one of the bombers jailed.


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