Let’s stop playing politics with the past

We need to learn from the McElduff debacle – but, too often, commentary on important issues has a clear political motivation

21st January, 2018
Barry McElduff resigned as an MP after appearing in a bizarre video on social media – but much of the criticism of him was blatantly politically driven Pic: PA

The Barry McElduff debacle has thrown into sharp relief the issue of victims/survivors of the conflict in our country.

His deeply insensitive tweet on the anniversary of the Kingsmill sectarian killings has caused real hurt. In the first instance for Alan Black and the Kingsmill families, but also across the entire community of victims/survivors.

Many people were deeply disappointed with Sinn Féin’s response to Barry’s behaviour. We need to listen to these voices...

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