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1991 - Mr Major’s Comments on the IRA Mortar Attack

Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments on the Thursday 7th February 1991 IRA mortar attack on Downing Street, made later on the same day.


PRIME MINISTER:

Our determination to beat terrorism cannot be beaten by terrorism. The IRA’s record is one of failure in every respect, and that failure was demonstrated yet again today. It’s about time they learned the democracies cannot be intimidated by terrorism, and we treat them with contempt.