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Irresponsible is too mild a term for Karen Bradley’s Bloody Sunday comments

How can families of victims ever have any faith in the system of justice when those charged with maintaining good relations in this little corner of the world are happy to stomp all over that delicate good faith?

By Stephen Donnan-Dalzell  

Karen Bradley's comments on the possible prosecution of British soldiers are unacceptable, writes Stephen Donnan-Dalzell. Photo: PA

Karen Bradley’s recent comments on the potential prosecution of soldiers and police in relation to actions during the Troubles will come as a surprise to nobody living in Northern Ireland. The comments, made by the secretary of state during Northern Ireland Questions on Wednesday, are indicative of a crass ignorance that runs deep within the British political establishment. The Secretary of State has shown a breathtaking intransigence about this, echoed by Boris…

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