Lord Tebbit On Martin McGuinness's Death: The World Is A Sweeter Place Today

21 March 2017, 08:26 | Updated: 21 March 2017, 08:48

Lord Tebbit branded Martin McGuinness a "coward", who posed as a man of peace once he knew the IRA was beaten.

Lord Tebbit was a survivor of the Brighton bombing, in which five people were killed and 34 were injured, including his wife Margaret, who received life-altering injuries.

Speaking to Nick Ferrari, he admitted he was pleased to see the back of the former IRA Commander-turned-politician.

He said: "The world is a sweeter and cleaner place isn't it?

"He was a coward who knew that the IRA was defeated, that the IRA Council even, the army council had been penetrated by British intelligence and they were beaten. And he, coward as always, opted to try and get out of that by posing as a man of peace.

"He was a murderer, a multi-murderer. He became a man of peace - ha ha - because he knew that he was shortly to be arrested and charged with specifically murders which he had committed himself."

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