Denis Bradley urges the British government not to abandon the current OTR legislation regardless of the pressure on them from all sides now, including a ‘stung’ Sinn Fein. He argues that “talk about positive proposals for truth, recognition and remembrance that put victims’ rights at their heart are fine words but they could imply anything from a victims’ remembrance centre to 400 or more inquiries. And, in my opinion, to put victims at the heart of this issue is foolish and cruel. It is not good therapy and it is worse politics”.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty