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Newton Emerson: Amnesty cynicism has delivered the worst of both worlds

At the 2001 Weston Park talks, hosted by the British and Irish governments, a general amnesty was supported or at least accepted by every main party except the SDLP. PA photo
We have been heading towards a Troubles amnesty for 20 years, although perhaps not in as sweeping a form as just proposed by Brandon Lewis, the secretary of state. Negotiations began at the 2001 West[...]

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