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British government must face responsibilities on the past - McGuinness

4 June, 2015 - by Martin McGuinness


Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness has said the British government must face up to its responsibilities on dealing with the legacy of the past.

Speaking after meeting a large delegation from Relatives For Justice at Stormont today, Mr McGuinness said; 

"I was honoured to meet a large group of relatives of victims of British state violence and collusion with loyalist death squads at the Assembly today. 

"The courage and determination they have shown in their long campaign for truth and justice for their loved ones is an inspiration to us all. 

"For decades they have challenged the British state over the role of its armed forces and agents in the murder of their loved ones. 

"A key part of the Stormont House Agreement was how we deal with the legacy of the past and structures were agreed to give all victims access to truth recovery. 

“The British government has a responsibility to fund the those structures and mechanisms required to allow victims and their relatives to access truth and justice. 

"They cannot be allowed to shirk that responsibility and we will continue to support victims so they can get the truth they deserve." 

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