“The talks are likely to stretch into September..”

In the Belfast Telegraph, Noel McAdam reports that

Secretary of State Shaun Woodward has invited the political parties to talks next month on how to advance the controversial Eames/ Bradley proposals on dealing with the legacy of the Troubles. The talks are likely to stretch into September as part of wider public consultations on the report by the Consultative Group on the Past.

Good luck with that one, Shaun.. And don’t forget about those “patently inadequate” safeguards, nevermind whether all the groups involved will actually participate.. Although, I haven’t been able to find confirmation of those invites and the quotes, such as they are, appear to come from this Public Service Review article.

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