“We won’t move forward if we try and bury the past.”

In the Belfast Telegraph Chris Thornton interviews Nuala O’Loan as she prepares to hand over the office of the Police Ombudsman to Al Hutchinson. A couple of lines stand out in particular, the title of this post – “We won’t move forward if we try and bury the past” – being one of them, and this

“We think we’re in a relatively stable position, but as I watch the goings on up the hill, it seems to me that it’s not as stable as people might think it is. We don’t want anything which will leave the opportunity for anybody to move back into violence.”

Indeed. Something that consultative group might want to consider.. As mentioned previously – The first step, after all.. before it’s too late..