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Controversial legislation is ‘the best way to secure truth’, says Secretary of State, but NI’s main victims’ organisations strongly reject his suggestion that they support it

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Approach: Secretary of State Brandon Lewis speaks to the Belfast Telegraph. Credit: Peter Morrison

Approach: Secretary of State Brandon Lewis speaks to the Belfast Telegraph. Credit: Peter Morrison

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis in the new government offices in Chichester Street in Belfast city centre. Credit: Peter Morrison

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis in the new government offices in Chichester Street in Belfast city centre. Credit: Peter Morrison

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Approach: Secretary of State Brandon Lewis speaks to the Belfast Telegraph. Credit: Peter Morrison

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has indicated that some Troubles victims’ groups privately support his government’s controversial legacy bill while publicly opposing it.

However, Northern Ireland’s three main victims’ groups have strenuously challenged his suggestion and repeated their universal antipathy to the legislation which includes an effective amnesty for perpetrators.


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