The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1997Prime Minister (1990-1997)

Mr Major’s Comments on the Wilmslow Bomb – 26 March 1997

Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments on the bombs planted at Wilmslow, made on 26th March 1997.


We’re at the beginning of a General Election campaign and this looks like a two-fingered insult to democracy. Right the way across Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein are standing as candidates in nearly every constituency. I hope that without any delay at all, Mr Adams, Mr McGuinness and the other Sinn Fein candidates will condemn without reservation this outrage this morning.