Martina Anderson apologises for Tweet about Victims' Pension

Wed, 26/08/2020 - 11:17 -- Editor

Martina Anderson has issued an apology over comments on Twitter that the Victims Pension would mainly go to 'those who fought Britain's dirty war' in the north. In a statement this morning she said: "I apologise unreservedly for the hurt and offence caused by my tweet to people who suffered serious harm during the conflict here.  "My comments were clumsy were not directed at them and it was never my intention to cause them any hurt.  "All victims of the conflict deserve acknowledgement of their pain and loss and I support them in their efforts to get their pension."