As ePolitix notes, Peter Hain takes an Op Ed in The Times to defend his framing of legislation to allow the so-called on-the-runs to come home, some of them after thirty years as fugitives from the law. It is, he confirms, a quid pro quo for the IRA’s decommissioning.
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