IRA Bomber Released

Robert talks to Richard English, Professor of Politics at the Queens University Belfast, who joins us by phone from his home in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They discuss today's release from prison of Patrick Magee, who is known as the "Brighton Bomber." He was convicted of planting a bomb in the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England during a conference of the Conservative Party 15 years ago. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was the target of the bomb. She escaped unscathed, but 5 people died. His release today was part of the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement.

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