Tom Kelly: Northern Ireland politicians have experienced the sharp end of intimidation

Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray, pictured left, has a heated discussion with pro-Brexit supporters outside Parliament in Westminster this week. Police have been "briefed to intervene appropriately" if the law is broken after Tory MP Anna Soubry accused them of ignoring abuse hurled at politicians and journalists. Picture by Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
I am old enough to remember just how rough politics was in Northern Ireland and how tough it was to hold the middle ground against loyalist extremists and militant republicans. These days we may sh[...]

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