THE Troubles largely stemmed from the inequities in the way Catholics were disadvantaged against Protestants.
However, it seems that neither Sinn Fein nor the Government saw a problem in creating a secret deal to undermine equality of treatment under the law by only offering such "get out of jail free" letters to Republicans.
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