|The Churchill Hotel (now part of the Hyatt group)|
Friday, 14 December 2018
ON THIS DAY IN 1974, CORBYN'S MATES...
... in the Provisional IRA launched a gun attack on the Churchill Hotel in London, injuring four people. The drive-by shooting did not appear to have any specific target in mind other than to spread fear and damage Britain's economy by sending visitors a message - you are not safe even in a five star hotel. The attack was thought to have been carried out by the notorious 'Balcombe Street Gang', a Provo unit that waged terror on London from 1974 until the Balcombe Street siege of 1975 that gave them their name.