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On The Runs inquiry finds system flawed but not unlawful

A controversial Government scheme that assured around 190 Irish republicans they were not wanted by UK police was "systematically flawed" but not unlawful, a judge-led inquiry had found.

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Hoey blames Blair for letters sent to On The Runs

One of Tony Blair's ex-ministers has said the former Prime Minister was responsible for the so-called "comfort letters" sent to Irish republican "on the runs".

Tony Blair has been blamed. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Labour's Kate Hoey said: "Surely the real responsibility for all of this, whatever he did in terms of getting the peace process, must lie at the very heart of government, which was the letters that were coming from the Prime Minster to Gerry Adams saying we are going to sort this."

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