Watch: Allister slams referral to Greysteel killers as actors

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Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) leader Jim Allister has slammed the Haass document for referring to the perpetrators of Greysteel and Kingsmills as “actors.”

He said that to describe them as such was an insult to victims.

TUV leader Jim Allister

TUV leader Jim Allister

Speaking in the Assembly he said: “It was no actor who firebombed the La Mon hotel; it was no actor who took 10 innocent workmen out of a van at Kingsmills and slaughtered them in cold blood; it was no actor who planted the bomb in Enniskillen; it was no actor who went into a public house in Greysteel.

“They were terrorists, one and all. Anyone who fails to address that fundamental foundational issue in dealing with the past is making no serious effort to deal with it. On that, these proposals hopelessly flounder.”

He claimed the proposals could lead to a “sanitised, self-serving version of Provo or UFF truth about why their innocent relatives died.”

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