>> 15 Feb 2004


It's not often that I agree with Liam Clarke but writing in the Sunday Times today he declares that "throwing money at a historic grievance does not bring results." Quite. Regardless of where one stands on the Bloody Sunday issue, the obscene amount of money thrown at this by an appeasement-minded British government intent on buying itself favours with irridentist republicans, cannot be justified. This attempt to rewrite history will achieve nothing of substance. The dead will stay dead. The rights or wrongs of something that has happened three decades ago are subjective and now, anachronistic. Maybe we need a Bloody Friday investigation - same scale, same publicity. Shouldn't the quest for truth extend beyond Derry's walls?


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