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Troubles pensions row is only adding salt to our wounds

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Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis

It's been a shock but perversely it hasn't come as a surprise that victims of the Troubles have been on the receiving end of yet another devastating and shameful blow.

Thousands of people whose lives were torn asunder by the violence of the past have now found themselves back at the end of the queue after the promise of a Troubles pension for them was snatched away at the last minute.

Applications for the long delayed financial help they so desperately need were due to open in five days' time.


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