Top Tory's story from the peace line

Interesting piece from Quentin Davies, the Tory spokesman on Northern Ireland. Having spent some time amongst families on both sides of the peaceline, he has some remarkable candid stories to reveal, not least this particular conversation:

“A few IRA men described how they had been captured by the RUC. They had been hooded and beaten. “If I had been captured by you as a British soldier,” I said, “I would not just have been hooded and beaten, I would have been shot in the head.” “I expect so,” they replied. “But don’t get us wrong. We’re not complaining about our treatment. It was just part of the war.”

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