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McGuinness to meet Queen

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness will meet the Queen next week and shake hands in an historic first for the Northern Ireland peace process, the party has confirmed.

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Tory peer 'hopeful that McGuinness has accepted Queen's sovereignty'

Former Cabinet minister Lord Tebbit, whose wife was paralysed in the 1984 Brighton bombing, said:

Personally, I think it is hopeful that Mr McGuinness has decided, presumably on behalf of Sinn Fein, that he should accept the sovereignty of the Queen over Northern Ireland.

I hope it will be followed by some further moves to express repentance for violence that was caused by Sinn Fein-IRA.

The Tory peer added:

We know the views of the people of Northern Ireland. They wish to remain within the UK, so hopefully Martin McGuinness now realises that what went on was violence without a point.

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