Martin McGuinness: “I’ve never seen David Cameron”

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness today revealed he has never seen Tory leader David Cameron - except on television.

Martin McGuinness today revealed he has never seen David Cameron – except on television.

Addressing the “Ulster Fry” fringe event at the Labour party conference alongside Lord Mandelson the Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister added he did not get on well with Conservatives.

He said:

“I have never actually seen David Cameron – except on television. I do not have a high regard for the Tories, and I suspect the feeling’s mutual. They have never had an understanding of the north of Ireland.

“Say what you will about Tony Blair, the one thing you cannot take away from him are the huge strides we have made. Fifteen years ago, I would never have imagined sitting alongside a British government minister at a British party conference.”

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