No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision.
No, I'm not rich. I had a tax problem in this country, curiously enough, and my accountant said the British government was patently wrong in taxing me, and they were, but we couldn't persuade them and it cost me everything I had.
The British Government and the Irish Government have accepted very clearly the Mitchell Report.
For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.
I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.