Protect children by not allowing paramilitary abusers to avail of immunity

When is a T roubles-related offence not T roubles-related? Here’s what Northern Ireland Office minister and Conservative MP Conor Burns claimed on Wednesday from Westminster’s floor as Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis looked on, nodding: “We do not believe that sexual offences can be defined as being T roubles-related.”

hat’s not what Burns wrote to me just nine days earlier. In that letter, he stated: “I want you to be in no doubt that this Government, and I personally recognise that any sexual crimes — including those committed during the Troubles — cause very serious and lasting harm to victims. Please be assured that the Government is in no way suggesting that such victims aren’t Troubles victims…”

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