Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bloody Sunday

I lived in Northern Ireland (in Portstewart - not that far from Londonderry) during the early 1980's and know just how raw feelings were about what happened in January 1972 ...

... and whilst the Saville Report is truly shocking, it's ultimate findings won't come as a surprise to many people who lived through those years in Northern Ireland.

And, I have to say, I thought David Cameron handled its release well - anything less than the completely unequivocal statement that he gave would have had the potential to seriously inflame an already very difficult issue.

The head of the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) for Northern Ireland now has a hugely difficult judgement to make about whether any prosecutions should be forthcoming - how that decision is handled, and communicated, could be every bit as important as today's announcements.

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