Potential prosecution of soldier a mockery of justice
Most reasonable people will welcome the comments of Lord Kilclooney criticising a justice system that could see a retired soldier being prosecuted over the death of IRA commander Joe McCann.
He was shot in disputed circumstances near his home in Belfast in 1972.
At the time, the soldiers involved were assured by the police that they would face no legal action, but now one of them has experienced great distress because the Public Prosecution Service is currently reviewing his role in the incident.
However we attempt to resolve the past, this is not the best way to go about it.