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Time to let go of troubled past

Now that the devolution of policing and justice has at long last been agreed, it must be high time to stop agonising afresh over individual cases from the past. In many cases, the truth will never be known.

I suggest that it would be better to draw a line under the past, perhaps at the year 1994, when the major ceasefires began.

Cultural and ethnic minorities last year suffered 771 criminal attacks. Can the indigenous political parties and traditions join together to protect newcomers and to uphold the common good? Words alone will not achieve this. Many individuals and groups will have to act faithfully.

HYLTON

House of Lords

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