Martin McGuinness legacy is dripping with the blood of innocents, says commentator

Martin McGuinness: 'There won't be any tears in Northern Ireland for him', says commentator

Martin McGuinness died on Monday night

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A political commentator has told talkRADIO the legacy of Martin McGuinness is "dripping with the blood of innocents."

The former deputy first minister and former IRA commander died at the age of 66 on Monday night.

Numerous tributes have been made by leading figures like Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams and Tony Blair's former advisor Alistair Campbell.

However commentator David Vance said took the opposing view in an interview with Paul Ross. 

He said: "It was McGuinness and his pals planting bombs in Enniskillen and committing all acts of barbarism. 

"McGuinness has never turned around and accepted the IRA were wrong to do what they did. At no point has he condemned the barbarism he commanded.

"If we accept he was a contribution to peace, he also made a contribution to violence and shuffled off this mortal coil without paying for it. His legacy is dripping with the blood of innocents.

"You can’t murder in the pursuance of a political cause, that’s why today there won’t be many tears for him here in Northern Ireland."