Tony Blair says peace process would NOT have happened without letters to on-the-runs

Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, says the peace process would NOT have happened if letters had not been sent to on-the-run IRA members assuring them they were not being pursued by UK authorities. London Westminster He’s been giving evidence before a House of Commons inquiry in London about the issuing of the so-called letters of comfort. The investigation was launched when the murder trial of a man, accused of a bombing in Hyde Park in 1982, was halted after he received one of the letters in error. Mr Blair told MPs that was a mistake, but the general policy was not: [audio_player src=””]