Saville: Catalyst for the future or anchor to the past?

The political reaction to the Saville Report has been largely predictable, entrenching already well established opinions on the single most notorious day in the history of this region. Bloody Sunday was the sleeping elephant of Northern Ireland politics, it was discussed, argued over, examined and influenced all subsequent events due to its presence. The problem in awaking this elephant, as the Saville Report has done by addressing it officially and definitively, is to cause a stampede which threatens to trample all …

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