Reflecting on Saville

By Anthony McIntyre (for the Pensive Quill)

Never thought I would see the day when a large gathering of Derry nationalists would stand and applaud a British Tory Prime Minister. Watching them do so on the day the Saville Report was released, I realised that mentally I was applauding him too. Not because I like the Tories, or find them paragons of virtue and honesty. There was a simple but effective vindication in hearing from people so senior in the British political establishment - at its very apex - so at one with the British military, so divorced from the concerns of working class Derry people, being placed in a position where it was impossible to say anything other than the slain people of Bloody Sunday were innocent. Unarmed civilians with no taint of military status, mercilessly butchered.

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