Ref NoPOL35/15/555
Alt Ref NoPOL35/555
TitleHandwritten draft and typed letter from Brendan Duddy to Martin McGuinness
DescriptionOriginal handwritten draft and typescript letter from [Brendan Duddy] to 'a chara' [Martin McGuinness]. Acknowledging that the republican movement is in their right not to give in to pressure on decommissioning, quoting from Good Friday Agreement (par.20), but arguing strongly for taking a higher moral ground than the prevaricating other side, to allow for implementation of the new police force and a complete demilitarisation and arms-free society. Impassioned plea against weapons. (The handwritten draft is in the hand of √Čamonn Downey who adds the title 'Decomm. and time' - the draft is very close to the typed version; typescript copy has markings highlighting passages, made by Brendan Duddy. )
Date16-18 October 1998
Related MaterialPOL35/390
Extent2 items
CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/13Duddy; Brendan (1936-); Mr.; Intermediary, Pacifist, Businessman, Key figure in Northern Ireland Peace Process1936-
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