“I think today is a day to remember all of Gaddafi’s victims, those who died in connection with Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie to PC Yvonne Fletcher in a London Street and obviously all the victims of IRA terrorism who died through their use of Libyan semtex” - David Cameron
Today the Libyan people reached a milestone in the capture of Sirte in their fight for democracy.
The death of Gaddafi, while morally questionable, was a road mark in the progression of the country’s history and in turn democratic rights in the country.
While this should have been a welcome point in a people’s fight for their rights, David Cameron has tainted it with nothing more than an incendiary statement, a schoolboy sideswipe which could have massive consequences within our own Island.
Cameron’s statement, released after the death of Gaddafi, is one of the most profound insensitivities ever displayed by a British Prime Minister in regards to Northern Ireland.
I call now for Cameron to revoke his clumsy remarks made regarding the IRA and Northern Ireland, and give thought to the sentiments he placed affecting the most delicate of situations.
The political movement in the North is delicate, progressive and positive. Cameron’s remarks are nothing but Conservative cheapness focused on destabilising a fledgling democratic situation.
Cllr. Aidan Pendlebury
Clonakilty Labour Branch