Friday 16 July 2021 / 1:02 PM Louise Haigh

Labour comments on the confirmation that the Northern Ireland Assembly will be recalled in light of the Government’s amnesty proposals

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, commenting on the confirmation that the Northern Ireland Assembly will be recalled in light of the Government’s amnesty proposals, said:

 

“It would be deeply divisive for Ministers to press ahead with their cynical legacy proposals in the face of overwhelming opposition from victims, political parties and the Irish Government.

 

“A legacy solution has to be done with the victims, people and communities of Northern Ireland – not to them.

 

“There must be a comprehensive legacy process as outlined at Stormont House, with families able to discover the truth, through effective investigations with full police powers.

 

“The Prime Minister has already caused deep hurt – he must think again.”

 

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