Relatives for just keeping people apart…

WHEN Desmond Tutu facilitated a meeting between loyalist serial-killer-turned-painter Michael Stone and the family of one of his victims for a TV programme, Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice tried to dissuade the Archbishop from attending.I wonder if Jo Berry & Pat Magee would have approved, or even Community Restorative Justice, which often brings victims and criminals together for the purpose of some form of restitution. Or is it, as in the case of IRA fugitives, that mainstream republicans only want victims and terrorists to meet when it suits their purposes.

I guess Mr Thompson must know better than the former chair of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission or the victims of Michael Stone.