Richard Norton-Taylor

Richard Norton-Taylor  was security and defence editor at the Guardian.

Particularly Anodyne: One bomb in London

Richard Norton-Taylor, 15 July 2021

Decades​ of resentment in Northern Ireland, ignored by Westminster, finally resulted in 1969 in what are known euphemistically as ‘the Troubles’. Almost three decades of violence followed, with the loss of more than 3500 lives. Operation Banner, the longest continuous deployment by the British army, did not secure peace any more than its counterinsurgency campaigns before and...

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