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21 March 2017, 21:15
Ex-Serviceman "Disgusted" By Martin McGuinness Outpouring Returns Medal
A former British soldier “disgusted” by the outpouring to Martin McGuinness’ death has sent back his medal.
A former British soldier who served during the Northern Ireland Troubles told Nigel Farage he’s so “disgusted” by the outpouring for former IRA leader Martin McGuinness, he has now returned his medal.
Jonathan Williams was awarded a general service medal for his work during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
But, speaking on Nigel Farage's LBC show, he was not happy with the tributes which had poured in for Martin McGuinness since his death was announced early on Tuesday morning.
Mr Williams told Nigel: "I've just been disgusted by so many things about what I've heard today from the entire elite political class who seem to think that this man is warranting virtual sainthood."
The former serviceman was particularly unhappy with the Queen, who is to write to McGuinness' family to offer her condolences.
He continued: "At the end of the day the servicemen who went to Ireland to help protect the people of Ireland from a gang of vicious psychopaths because that's what Martin McGuinness and the people he operated were."
Nigel Farage said McGuinness played a big role in the peace process, but it was "wrong" to forget his past.
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