05 April 2019
DUP East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson has called on Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill to condemn the Birmingham Pub Bombing and support the victims’ call for the bombers to be brought to justice.
Mr Robinson was speaking after an inquest found that the PIRA terrorists who planted the bomb, only gave a seven minute warning which was inadequate for police to manage a proper evacuation.
Commenting Mr Robinson said,
“This was a heinous act of terrorism on innocent people. My heartfelt sympathies are extended to the families and I trust this inquest has brought some truth for them. 21 people died and over 200 were injured by those who planned and planted the bombs.
Whilst Michelle O’Neill has met the Birmingham families, the Sinn Fein leadership should explain their position on justice for the families. Do Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald condemn the Birmingham bombers and do they support the bombers being brought to justice?”