Peace in our time? [aka Moral Equivalence 102]
January 29, 2009
Proposals to deal with the legacy of Northern Ireland’s Troubles could cost up to £300m, a report has said.
The plans include a £12,000 payment for families of all those killed.
Unionists and some victims’ groups have rejected the proposed payment because it would include republican and loyalist paramilitaries.
Protesters temporarily disrupted the launch, including former unionist politician Cedric Wilson and Willie Frazer from victim’s group Fair.
Lord Eames, one of the report’s authors, said it was time for a “final step out of the conflict by dealing with the legacy of the past”.
The 190-page report, which contains more than 30 recommendations, will go to the government for consideration.
- BBC News
The Channel 4 News report includes footage of Michelle Williamson, a Unionist whose parents were both killed in the 1993 Shankhill Road Bombing upbraiding Danny Bradley (brother of an IRA member killed by the British Army) at the launch of the Eames & Bradley report yesterday at the Europa Hotel in Belfast – reportedly the most bombed hotel in Europe.