Northern Secretary Karen Bradley should go after crass comments

Remarks hurt chances of successfully prosecuting security forces personnel for murder

The Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has said killings by the British army and police during the Troubles were "not crimes."

The truly sorry state of Northern Ireland politics was revealed in full this week. Such is the dysfunctional nature of politics there currently, with the absence of any real outlet for political engagement or influence, that many of its politicians are focusing their effort elsewhere.

The SDLP has spent the last few months diverting much effort southwards into building a partnership with Fianna Fáil.

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