Lord Hain, former Northern Ireland secretary of state (2005-07), was in powerful form in the House of Lords on Tuesday evening, on the subject of the victims of the Troubles: "They had been expecting a pension to help them better survive in the last period of their lives, backdated to the Stormont House Agreement of December 2014.
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