Martin McGuinness


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My war is over. My job as a political leader is to prevent that war.
Mar 21 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Martin McGuinness is associated, including Northern Ireland, First, and election. Most recently, Martin McGuinness has been quoted saying: “Up until March 26 this year Ian Paisley and I never had a conversation about anything–not even about the weather.” in the article The Strange Friendship of Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley.
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My health has absolutely nothing to do with this whatsoever. If the DUP think in the aftermath of an election they're going to step back into ministerial positions short of resolving the critical issues, then they're living in a fool's paradise.

He had a frank exchange with May emphasizing the wishes of the Northern Irish voters. I speak for the people of the North, who are Unionist and Nationalist, and have made it clear that they see their future in Europe ... There is no good news whatsoever in Brexit for anybody in the North.

Whoever it is, is going to have to deal with what we think is a legitimate demand from Sinn Fein on foot of a vote that is so hugely detrimental to the people of the north, to in a civilised way, conduct a border poll, a referendum.

Well I do believe that given the vote that has been taken by English voters effectively dragging ourselves and Scotland out of the European Union, that we do have a right to test opinion.

The implications for all of us on the island of Ireland are absolutely massive. This could have very profound implications for our economy (in Northern Ireland).

The dark side of policing fear him and they fear us. That's why they do what they do. But we're here today to stand with our friend, to stand with our colleague, to stand with our leader [Gerry Adams].

I believe that with determined and courageous leadership we must continue to lead that shrinking minority out of the trenches of the past. And I am confident we can be assured of the support of the vast majority of our people.

Young people in particular have been watching what has been happening in England over the recent European elections and the so-called success of the British National Party so there's a real danger here that there's a copycat situation taking place.

One thing is absolutely certain and that is the peace process will continue. Why will it continue? It will continue because it has the overwhelming support of the people of this country.

This action was carried out by people who are totally and absolutely opposed to peace, totally opposed to the peace process. It was wrong, it was counterproductive, it shouldn't have happened. And it appears to me that these people are very determined to try and get as many soldiers – British soldiers – back on the streets of the north of Ireland as they possibly can.

I think it is quite clear that everyone that has watched the onward march of the peace process and the efforts to disrupt that march and the obstacle-building, knows that the only way forward for all of us is the successful conclusion of the peace process.

I want a United Ireland where everyone has a good job and enough to live on. … I'd be willing to sweep the roads in my world, and it wouldn't seem like a bad job if they got the same wage as everybody else, but do you not think now that people are just too greedy? Somebody always wants to make a million. Anyway, before you can try, you have to get this country united. We'd make sure that Protestants are fairly treated.

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