Below is the text of Mr Major’s doorstep interview in Ballymena, held on Thursday 21st December 1995.
Can I ask you about the Royal divorce issue?
I have nothing whatever further to say to the statement that was issued last night by Buckingham Palace. That crystallises the position, it is a matter that is being dealt with, I have nothing further to add on that.
You must have something to say.
I have nothing to say to you this morning about that issue.
John Wheeler said last night that the IRA had been behind the recent killings in Belfast but he did not regard them as a breach of the IRA ceasefire. How can you say that the IRA ceasefire is not being breached if you have acknowledged that they are killing people?
We don't know precisely who was responsible for that the other night. We have our suspicions but we don't know. What is perfectly clear is that that was utterly unacceptable behaviour and there are several things that are being said and done at the moment by Sinn Fein and the IRA that are frankly, bluntly, incorrect.
Firstly, they are suggesting that the only people who want them to disarm and to
decommission is the British Government -