Cameron refuses to ‘unpick’ past British governments’ NI decisions

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, Wednesday June 11, 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, Wednesday June 11, 2014

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The Prime Minister has said he does not want to unpick difficult decisions by previous governments to grant Royal pardons to paramilitaries in Northern Ireland.

David Cameron said steps were taken by the last government to get the peace process working.

Royal prerogatives of mercy were issued to shorten the sentences of those convicted of terrorism offences in the period following the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement.

 

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