We are told that the government should give £12,000 to the families of not only the victims of the IRA, but also to the terrorists who killed them.
This is morally wrong. These terrorists were murderers - they chose themselves to risk death - while the victims did not. We cannot appease terrorists like this - what happened during The Troubles was disgraceful and while there is peace now we should not risk stupidity like this.
And besides that, why should the taxpayer compensate the victims? Perhaps the remaining former members of the IRA should cough up.