Formerly an adviser to six secretaries of state for Northern Ireland, his idea involves no changes to the law – and a certificate system.
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When we bend the rules in our favour, we cheapen our country. We become, in effect, the colonial power that the IRA accuse us of being.
For all its compromises and ambiguities, it is the only practicable means to hand of giving the province something approaching normalcy.
The DUP leader has not yet shown she knows how to make the strange machinery set up in Stormont work.
Every such criminal claims to have been “driven” to violence. Their excuses must not be indulged.
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“Nobody wants to return to the borders of the past – what we do want to do is to find a way through this that is going to work and deliver a practical solution for everybody.”
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