OTRs: they haven’t gone away you know

Last January Peter Hain dropped proposals to bring in legislation to allow on the run prisoners to come back to Northern Ireland to live legally. In its original form it faced a stormy passage in the Commons, and at the time one poll indicated considerable cross community resistence to it. It seems the Secretary of State may be preparing another approach.

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