Ben Lowry: Now there is some more time to think hard about legacy

Screengrab from the BBC Panorama about the agent codenamed Stakeknife, broadcast on April 11 2017
Screengrab from the BBC Panorama about the agent codenamed Stakeknife, broadcast on April 11 2017

Before and after last week’s Panorama programme on Stakeknife, we have been told by commentators, politicians and others that the inquiry into the affair will be uncomfortable for the IRA.

You mean that was in doubt!?

If that saga was to turn in on the people who infiltrated the IRA rather than those who ordered murder, it would be the latest legacy madness.

With the extended deadline for the Stormont talks, unionists now have a bit of time to think hard about mooted legacy structures and get them right before it is too late.

• Ben Lowry (@BenLowry2) is News Letter deputy editor

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