If Libya pays out, then why shouldn’t the British?

Libya is likely to pay compensation to victims of the munitions it supplied to the IRA. But what of the victims of Britain’s dirty tricks, including those in the Republic?

31st October, 2009

Well-informed sources in the North were suggesting last week that a large compensation package from Libya for the victims of the troubles may soon become available.

While the exact nature of the package and who precisely its recipients will be remain to be agreed (presumably, in the first place with the Libyans themselves), the size of the award could well be in the region of half a billion sterling.

The Libyan government has long admitted...

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