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Quis Inquirit Inquisitores?

by | 2nd, April 2004

‘IT turns out that sending a man from London to Glasgow by rail is cheap in comparison with holding a public inquiry into events that happened more than 30 years ago.

A Saville row

Officials projections put the cost of the Bloody Sunday inquiry (now in its sixth year) at £155m, with one lawyer estimating that it could rise to £250m before it is done.

At the end of it, we would want to know not just who shot the 14 civilians killed on a civil rights march in Derry in 1972, but what each had for breakfast every day for the previous 12 months.

If not, we at Anorak will leading calls for a full and public inquiry into why so much time and money have been spent.

However, even before it’s finished, the Bloody Sunday inquiry is already, according to the Guardian, being seen as a template for how not to hold a public inquiry.

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