MP for Bootle to resolve Ballymurphy feud?

For most MPs the news that a MP from another constituency, never mind another party and country, was attempting to resolve a long-running and violent dispute in their area would be a source of embarrassment.. at least. But according to the BBC report, Joe Benton, the Labour Party MP for Bootle in Liverpool – who has been briefed on the issue by the British Irish Rights Watch group – has become involved in attempts to resolve the long-running and violent dispute in Ballymurphy. Any questions about how this would reflect on the area’s actual MP would no doubt fall into the ‘stupid’ category..

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