Dan McGinn with a run down of the reactions to yesterday’s bizarre events when the British pulled out of a case against the so-called Stormont spy ring which ostensibly brought local government to an end in Northern Ireland in October 2002. Nothing yet from the government. Ian Paisley thinks it’s the result of political expediency. Regardless of the actual truth of the matter, The Examiner believes that’s it regarding allegations to do with spying. With no explanation forthcoming from the government, there’s space for everyone to write into their own prefered scenario. Another act of completion before the next IMC report perhaps?
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