Intriguingly, negotiations continue between Sinn Fein and Peter Hain over the vexed question of OTRs, or on the runs. No doubt one of the prominent features of those talks will be Hain’s oft stated, non negotiable, position that closure cannot be one sided. In other words, if Sinn Fein get a bye for their people, the British (and everyone else inside the Process™) must necessarily have one for theirs. Where would that leave other outstanding business, like the Cory Report for instance? Or are the British just waiting for the next buyer?
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